Many people assume they can’t go fishing because they don’t know how to fish or don’t know much about fishing. Fishing is something everyone can do and learning to fish is half the fun… and easier than you think!
First things first. Be safe!
Fishing isn’t a dangerous sport, but you should prepare to keep safe and comfortable in the outdoors. A few quick tips:
• Dress appropriately for the weather • Bring insect repellent • Have a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) for everyone participating • Make sure you have a first aid kit handy for scrapes or nicks — fish hooks are sharp!
Things you might need to get started:
• Some sort of fishing tackle or bait, like worms or synthetic tackle • Fish hooks • A fishing rod and reel • Fishing line • A bobber • A tackle box to store everything in
The more experienced you become, the more you can experiment with different fishing techniques and tools.