Fishing is a wonderful activity that can be enjoyed at any age. It is a sport that does not require much: you can start with some basic gear and fish from the shore or, if you like professional fishing, you can enter the water with the latest and best tackle boxes equipment and boats.
When introducing newbies into sports, there are some key points to keep in mind that will ensure a pleasant and memorable experience for everyone.
Go at your own pace
If you are already an experienced fisherman, you probably don’t mind being in the water from sunrise to sunset, in any kind of weather. But if it is a rookie in sports, it is better to go at your own pace.
If you can, select a day with good weather and even explore the fishing spot in advance to locate some fish. Fishing, of course, is about catching fish, but it will surely be more fun if you succeed. Catching your first fish is a memory that lasts a lifetime.
Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather and have enough food, snacks and water for the entire fishing excursion.
Sunglasses are not only useful for UV eye protection, but can also help protect the eyes when novice fishermen are learning to throw and fly lures everywhere. As a side note, sunglasses with polarized lenses, by reducing the amount of glare on the surface of the water, can also make it easier to see the fish beneath the surface.
Have everything prepared in advance
Make sure you have all the necessary equipment and tools for the type of fishing you want to practice, as well as the right license.
Learning to throw, tie knots and use a reel can be overwhelming for someone who has never done it before. Having all the equipment ready in advance saves time and means that it can help you fish from the beginning. As the day goes by you will enjoy your fishing excursion much more, especially after your first bite.
Keep it simple
Float fishing (bobber) is a great introduction, as it is very visual and is how many fishermen started. Learning to feel the pique can be complicated for some, so in reality, watching the float descend helps teach when to raise the rod. No matter how much time you have spent on fishing, it is always very rewarding to see that float descend!
Make it fun
Holding and unhooking a fish or putting a hook for the first time can intimidate some, especially young children. At first they may be nervous to try, so you have to be patient with them.
Preach by example and ensure good care of the fish, preventing the fish that you will return to the water are not out of it for too long.