You Won’t Get It Right, Right Away

August 1, 2014 by  
Filed under General Fishing Information

If you are relatively new to fishing, then you may find that it is considerably more difficult than it looks. After all, there is no shortage of people who look at the basic concept and think that it looks pretty simple. Cast line, wait, reel in the fish. Simple. What could be easier? On the first attempt, one will usually find that this is so far from being the truth that it is simply embarrassing. In actual fact, there is so much more to fishing that it can take years to get good at it.

Effective Technique in Fishing Will Only Come With Practice


As with anything, effective technique in fishing will only come with practice. You can watch instructional videos and read any number of books and online guides, but the truth of the matter is that actually doing something can take a lot more mental effort than running through it in your mind, and will definitely be a lot more physically draining. It is well worth informing yourself on details beforehand, but once you have done that you are simply ready to start learning properly as opposed to being a master of the craft.

The only way that you really master fishing as a pursuit is by having the experience to know what to do in any situation. Angling can present you with any number of seemingly intractable situations, and if you have not experienced them before  or anything like them, then it is obvious that you will have great difficulty getting through them. Therefore you must hone your technique, and this is something that will only come with repeated practice.

Give A Man A Fish And You’ll Feed Him For One Day

August 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Fishing Tool

Most people will have heard the old saying give a man a fish, and he’ll feed himself for a day; teach him to fish and he’ll feed himself and his family for life. Although not everyone who takes up angling does it in order to provide food, it is a good saying, demonstrating how fishing can be more than just a hobby, and can have a real practical application for anyone who does it. it helps if you like to eat fish and have a nearby body of water with a ready supply of edible species, of course. Admittedly not everyone is so lucky.

Give A Man A Fish And You’ll Feed Him For One Day


However, for those who are, there is certainly a viable aspect to fishing in order to provide food. Not every species you can catch is edible or to be more accurate, not every species is one that you would wish to eat. Those that are do not occur naturally everywhere. It is therefore a good idea to read up on the prevalent species in your area and find out whether you might enjoy dining on freshly caught fish regularly.

It is also worth being aware whether you need to have a license in order to fish certain spots. In some cases, local authorities deem it necessary that anyone who might fish for financial gain (and if you do not have to buy the fish, it could be argued that you are doing so) should pay for a license to cover what they might take out of the areas rivers and lakes. The license may not cost much, and you may not need one at all, but it is advisable to be sure of the situation before you go any further, in order that you do not end up paying a fine and having to pay for a license. Please…. just give a man a fish.