Having a relaxing experience and catching a fish are two of the most common aims of any fishing trip. Whether you’re Marlin fishing out at sea or river fishing, here are some top tips to help beginners get into the swing of things.
Patience is a Virtue
The old adage that ‘patience is a virtue’ rings true for anyone planning a fishing trip. Make sure you spent a decent amount of time (30 to 60 minutes) in one area before moving to another if the success rate is low, and remember that it will likely take some time before landing a decent catch.
Preparation is Key
As with most things in life, proper preparation for a fishing trip will stand you in good stead. As well as all the necessary fishing equipment, don’t forget to pack other essentials such as sun block, sunglasses and refreshments and food. Wear suitable clothes as the more comfortable you are, the longer you are likely to want to stay out fishing.
Keeping quiet is an important element when trying to catch a fish. Noise travels well underwater and fish are easily scared by music, loud voices or other interruptions.
Location, Location, Location
The fishing spot you choose will likely affect the outcome of your fishing trip. There’s no point fishing in an area with little or no fish around, so take some time to research the local areas and find out what conditions different types of fish prefer. For example, trout prefer moving water while groper fish are generally found in shallow waters.
Use the Right Bait
It’s vital to understand what different fish eat so you can use the correct type of bait. Whether you opt for live or artificial bait, make sure it looks similar to what the fish would naturally feast on.
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