Fishing is an elegant but challenging hobby which attracts many people all around the world. If you are thinking about trying this wonderful pastime, then you had just come to the right place. Below are 10 essential things that inexperienced anglers need to know. In order to be successful at you fishing journey, you must be aware of these basic points:
10 Fishing Tips for Newbie Anglers
1.Get your own knowledge
A hobby is not just a hobby, it requires people to have awareness of it. Before having your first day on water, you yourself should do some research about fishing to get general and basic understanding about angling. Come to a bookstore or just surf the Internet and you will see plenty of reliable fishing guide books.
2.Comprehend basic techniques
It must be weird and riddiculous if an angler does not know how to cast the line. Okay, that is the point. you need to get familiar with basic tasks like adding bait to hooks, casting your line and tying knots before you’re drifting with the wind in your boat.
3.Choose the right rods and reels
Right equipments contribute much to your success. Remember that you are new to fishing so simpler fishing rods and fishing reels, and spinning reels should be preffered. If you did your research (like I’ve told you above in step #1), you would know about parameters like gear ratio, max drag, line capacity,… and it would be easier for you to make your choice.
4.Different baits for different fish
You should know exactly which kind of fish you are trying to catch and what kind of bait attracts them. Catfish, for example, respond to either specially made bait for catfish or even raw chicken liver while bream fish like insects like crickets. The wrong bait could mean a long fishing trip.
Of course a goal of fishing is trying to catch as many fish as possible. To do that you should choose a location in which a lot of fish spawn or usually search for food. Find somewhere that can make your full bucket!
The great weather would be an overcast sky. It can lead to some of the most successful fishing trips. While you can still catch fish in other weather conditions, an overcast sky is best for anglers.
As you will be near water most of the time, boots will be beneficial for the times that you will have to unexpectedly wade into it. Also prepare your clothes carefully in case the weather will change. If you have longer hair, it is a good idea that you wear it back in a ponytail.
Whether you are a newbie or an experienced fisherman, a fishing trip may take longer time than you expect. That’s the reason why you need to bring some food with you for your lunch.
9.Bring bug spray
Do not forget to have a bug spray by your side because getting close to water means that you are getting closer to bugs. I am quite sure that everybody hates mosquitoes, even biologists.
10.Leave your children home
You may already know that fishing requires patience and high concentration, and your small children may not let you focus on your fishing. You have to look after them during your fishing trip, moreover kids can be mischievous and annoying sometimes.
Fishing is interesting, and once you follow these ten steps you will definitely have a successful fishing trip. With a little knowledge, practice and patience you will soon become a seasoned anglers who can even win the biggest fishing competitions.