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Fishing Tips For Beginners

So, you have decided that you want to learn a new hobby - fishing. There are several methods of finding out how to fish, the hardest way being trial and error. The best way is to find an expert for one-to-one lessons. Here are our fishing tips for beginners.

Fishing Tips For Beginners

1. Get seasickness medication: If you're going to fish on the water, nothing is worse than having your fishing trip ruined by seasickness. Most seasickness medicine is very good (e.g. Bonine). Even seasoned fishermen take some on rough-weather days. Take one tablet before you go to sleep, another when you wake up and a third one before you go on deck.

2. Buy a reference book: There are a lot of good books available at your local bookstores or online. The book ought to give you instructions as well as terms and definitions. There are some things you may not immediately understand but that you have to know anyway. For example, learn how to tie different kinds of knots. This knowledge will also be invaluable for other reasons throughout your life.

3. Go on a party boat: There are party boats that take from five to as many as sixty anglers. The boat will usually provide you with everything you need such as bait, lures, rod, reel, sinkers and hooks. They will help you fish and even take the fish off the hook for you as well. You will make plenty of new fishing friends and they will help and advise you. Party boats will usually cost between $25 - $70 a day per person and the fish you catch are yours to keep. A party boat is a boon for beginners.

4. Select a pier: After you have already learned the skills to operate a rod and reel, you need to look for a fishing pier. The majority of seaside cities have a public pier or pay-to-fish pier. You can rent tackle and buy bait on these piers and, if you do have problems, there will be many pier anglers around to help and give you advice.

5. Party or pier?: You may want to try either method three or four times or both at the same time at this point. The best thing to do is to practise both methods several times to really learn them.

6. The reel way: The conventional reel is probably what you've got up to this point. The traditional reel is made for loads of wear and tear. However, maybe you now want to think about purchasing a different type or / and make of reel. Hopefully, you have already met other fishermen and perhaps made a friend or two who can assist you in selecting a reel. You could even ask a tackle store owner for tips.

Firstly, you need to understand the mechanics of the reel and the other equipment. Learning to cast, tie knots and bait is not really all that complicated. Secondly, you must learn where to fish. Successful fishermen know where the fish are swimming. Fish move from place to place and clever anglers understand these patterns and are able to work out where the fish are likely to be located.

by +Owen Jones

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