With our busy lives, we tend to get easily tired and seem to have no time for leisure. Sure we can take a rest and have gadgets to entertain us, but does it really work for you? It is said that for us to truly relax and clear our mind is to go out and see nature. That is because going out or even just seeing nature reduces our stress. So why not have a hobby or just try something that involves going out. It can be just by yourself or have a companion for you to bond with. One of those is fishing. Fishing is not only is relaxing it is also fulfilling once you do catch one. But it is not that simple. What to do and how to start?
1. Knowing the Rules
First things first. You should know about the rules and regulations about fishing. For the protection of both the sport and environment, you would need to have a license for fishing. If you do have a child under 16 that you would like to accompany you, it is not necessary for them to have one.
2. Choosing a Fishing Spot
Now that you have the license and permit, it is time for you to find a place. It will depend on where you live. There might ponds and lakes near you that you will be comfortable to stay for a long time. If you live near the coast, you could also try fishing at saltwater.
3. Owning a Fishing Gear
Like other sports, fishing requires equipment. For angling, you would need a fishing rod and reel. For a beginner, it is recommended to use those that are simple. Equipment stores will surely know what they would recommend to you about that. Hooks are also important to what kind of fish you would prefer to catch. Another significant thing you need to select is the bait. There are many kinds of them and the most effective would be the ones they would really eat like works and insects. If you are not fond of them though, you could always use a synthetic one that will lure the fish. Another most common alternative is bread. Another thing you would need is something when you already caught one and that is a cage or cooler where you can put and keep your fish.
4. Catching Fish
Now it is time for you to do the main deed and that is catching a fish. First, you would need to know how to set up and use your rod. First would be tying a hook on the line. Then for you to easier spotting fish, you can tie weights and bobbers above the hook. Then, of course, to lure a fish, you will need the bait hooked. After that, cast your line by pulling back and throwing the hook forward. Then you will patiently for the fish to bite which takes long. When a fish bites, set the hook by raising the pole. Pull up the line and firmly lift the pole hoping that you would lift the fish out of the water. And once you caught it, put it on the cage or cooler.