Learn To Fish: It’s Fun!
Fishing is not just about fish—duringa fishing trip, families and friendsrelax together as they enjoy beingoutdoors and learning new skills. Fishing is a fun and tranquil sport that lets you spend quiet time with your friends, family and with Mother Nature.
Fresh water fishing is a sport involving the catching of fish in lakes, rivers and streams. It involves more patience, challenge and more acquired skill extra time. Anybody may participate in this fun activity, including the kids.
To begin, you’ve to check your State’s fishing requirements and be sure if a license is required for you to fish. If it’s required, you must acquire one by checking with a sporting goods store. They’ll aid you how to get it, and some will even allow it for you.
During the time that you’re in your favorite sporting goods store, you may look around and purchase the right fishing equipment that you’ll be require for your trip. Considering that you’re a beginner, be sure that you budget well the cost and your spending on the gear, not deciding on expensive gears; purchase only the basic things you’ll require.
When in doubt as to what is required, ask the aid of the store keeper, but do keep in mind that you require to stick to a budget. Take your time and don’t hesitate to ask how to use each piece of equipment that’s offered to you. Artificial lures for bait can be used or you may just search worms from your back yard.
An inexpensive fishing pole and reel will be enough along with a fishing line, hooks, weights, a bobber (this keeps your line afloat), fishing lures and net. A polarized sunglass is also essential, as it will help to see clearly through the water and lessen the glare.
Then if you don’t know the good locations to fish, ask about local “hot” spots, or check your State’s fishing regulations for information about fishing locations around your State.
The time will surely come when you’ll be a better fisherman; then you may decide on upgrading your equipment. In the meantime, keep things simple.
It’s always advised that you avoid fishing alone. Always be with a friend, as when emergency strikes, there can be someone who may call for aid.
It’s wise to start fishing in shallow waters. Aim your cast in shady or rocky areas where the water is deep, as this is where the fish is expected to be found. Keep in mind that this is all practice first.
As your skill level develops and increases, you may then attempt into deeper waters. But before going, take the time to practice casting to familiarize yourself with your pole and your reel.
What better place to practice than your back yard. To do so, mark off an area using a rope and use this as your guide in aiming your cast. Rehearse and study your movements to discover a method that will work for you. Bear in mind, cast with your wrist, and not with your arm.
Fishing hooks are very sharp and needed to be handled with care to avoid injury. Before casting, it’s important that you should look around you and stay unobstructed to avoid hurting others with your hook.
When the right time has come and you go fishing for real, keep in mind to cast your line always ahead of the fish, making your bait land slowly, with as little splash as possible. The fish will see well at a close point, but cannot see behind.
If your casts are going in a disorganized manner, move closer to the water so you may gain better accuracy.
Watch the bobber closely for any movement. If and when a fish grabs the bait, the bobber will be pulled under water. This signals that you got a fish on the line. Don’t get too excited. Remain calm.
Keeping your line tight, slowly reel in your catch. Place the net near and use it to bring the fish out. Remove the hook from the fish with great care.
If you got an undersized fish (as noted in the state’s regulation book), quickly return it to the water. Likewise, if you’ve no intention in eating your catch, don’t waste it and return it to the water. Releasing the fish will supply the water with more fish, giving future fishermen the thrill to experience a catch.
Lastly, look around you and feel the calm, restful and serene view of the river.