If there’s the pastime activity that suits people of different ages, and genders, it’s got to be fishing. Long gone are the days when it was merely done for getting food, ensuring survival, as it’s more of a hobby now. As soon as you try fishing, you can’t resist the thrill of waiting for that rod to move, and when you make your first catch, consider yourself hooked.
One of the reasons it’s as popular as ever is because it enables one to go out, be at one with nature, get some fresh air and work on the patience skills (sometimes not making any movement or sound for some time are required). As modern day people, we mostly lead sedentary lifestyles, and we know anything that’s the opposite of patience, so apart from catching a healthy meal, you also make the most of relaxing. However, if you want to be successful, it takes some persistence and working on the skills, so here are a few fishing tips you could follow.
Nowadays, with the bountiful sources of information, tips can come in any form: they can be written, as is the case with specific fishing literature, they can be visual through videos on YouTube or Facebook (you’d be surprised even fishing bloopers have plenty of lessons to provide for you), and they can be passed down from fisherman to fisherman – it’s still a successful way of sharing experience. It’s up to you to stay open to all of them, take whatever works for you, and stick to it.
Some valuable fishing tips are of course going fishing with experienced anglers, and being observant to everything; the manoeuvres they make, where they cast, how they retrieve, the time of day and period of year they fish for a specific fish, and of course, the bits and pieces of equipment they use. Apart from flashlights, and pliers, as well as getting the basic pieces, like rod, reel, hooks, and lines (and extra lines, rods, and hook tips), it’s important to find out more about fish.
Not surprisingly, fish too have different food preferences, which goes to show where the vast variety of baits stems from. Make sure the fish species you’re after are attracted to the bait you have to offer. Likewise, it’s important to constantly check weather reports, and maps, to get to know exactly when and where fish are most likely to bite. Don’t forget to ask for help in terms of baits, and locations, from experienced anglers, and share the tips with other fishing rookies like yourself. Sharing is caring!