Everyone enjoys a particular hobby at a certain point of life. If you have taken up fishing, then you are in luck! This post will probably give you_ a ”newbie”, basic steps to ensure a successful fishing day out.
- Doing research.
Before you go fishing, like anything else, make sure you have a general idea about what you are going to do and how to achieve it. You may want to take a look of fascinating fishing books that can all give you expert advices on catching a “swimming animal”. Anyone who has proved their excellence in fishing may be a perfect “counsellor” and why not ask them for advices.
Have an idea of where you can find a large amount of different schools of fish. Ideally, you should opt for spots where the intersection of deep and shallow water is. Finding the right locations significantly determines the success of the whole day fishing. Also, get to know what kinds of fish that inhabit there.
Check out the weather before you start a fishing trip. It’s never superfluous. If the weather does support you, then certainly you are much more optimistic and hopeful about your trip, and that’s a good thing. Cancel or delay the trip if the bad weather might affect your endeavor of fishing.
Have the idea of what fish you are trying to catch and accordingly what kind of bait that lure them. If the baits are chosen wisely, then there’s a bigger chance that more fish is going to your bucket.
- Fishing license.
Once you locate the fishing spot, the next thing to do is to buy a fishing license. You will need to know whether you go for freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing because this determines what kind of license you will get.
- Dress code.
If you plan to catch fish till late afternoon, then make sure you have enough layers since it may get colder. Bring boots with you because you definitely get wet underfoot. Long hair should be worn in bony tail. Some sun cream and insect repellent lotion can keep distraction due to itchiness at bay, so make sure you have it with you.
B. Catching fish
This phase is the most interesting and important of all. It is crucial that you understand the basic procedure:
- Tie your hook on your line.
- Attach your weights and bobbers.
- Bait your hook.
- Cast your line.
- Wait quietly.
- Hook the fish.
- Pull the fish and reel at the same time.
- Bring your fish in with a net.
Remember that learning how to fish is a life-long process, and there’s no big deal that you make a mistake. There are things that you should pay attention to:
- Check the fish size limitation before keeping any fish.
- Be aware of methods and procedure of cleaning, restoring or even releasing a fish.
- Stay calm and content with your endeavor even if there is no fish in the bucket.
- Keep distractors such as children, mobile phone, and your work away to promote concentration.