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A Simple Beginners Guide on How to Begin Fishing, and to Improve your Skills

By Marcella Jaylon Subscribe to RSS | January 21st 2012 | Views:
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Fishing is one of the most peaceful and relaxed past times there is and its not difficult to get started.

It is one of the most popular sports in the country with over 4 million anglers in just the UK alone. These particular anglers don't just catch fish however they are interested in river conservation as well, making sure our rivers don't get polluted and littered.

The staff from Ocean Tackle Store have provided guidance and advice on how to begin and appreciate fishing.

First of all, you will need the basics, for taking up fishing these include a rod and reel. These need not be expensive and shouldn't cost more than £20 helping you catch heavyweight fish. It is always important that every fisherman has a tackle box abundant with different size hooks, lures, sinkers, bobbers and swivers along with other accessories.

Then you have to decide where you are going to fish, will you pick the sea or in freshwater. The fish in each of these areas are extremely different and require different fishing styles. For every style of fishing, it is vital to learn how to cast, each person does it different from the next, and the best way is to practice in an open space, like your back yard. Just make sure no one else is around.

Once you have picked up the skill of casting and you are fully equipped you are almost ready. Tie a fishermans knot onto your hook and affix the bait, this can be live bait like earthworms and maggots, or if this makes you feel a bit sick you can always use dry pellets. Another userful piece of apparatus are polarized sunglasses and these will reduce the glare from the water surface, allowing you to see what's lurking below.

When planning the first fishing trip it is always advisable to listen to more accomplished anglers. They usually are in the know of the best areas and will provide plenty of guidance and tips on pike fishing tackle. A good tip on learning how to fish is to think like a fish, this way you will discover hiding places. Local fishermen will also give you information about pollution in the area, very useful particularly if you want to eat your catch.

After the fishing line has been cast to where you think the fish might be, reel in the slack. Its useful to hold your rod on a 45-degree angle, Keep casting and reeling in until you feel a tug on your line, this will be your first catch. Point your rod towards the fish and reel in pulling up the rod tip to set the hook. To reduce injury to the fish, do this process as quick as you can finally catch the fish with a net as it approaches the shallow water and transfer it to the bucket, removing the hook carefully.

An advantage of fishing is getting outdoors and venturing near the water although catching the fish can be fun too. Making sure you have the right equipment will make this hobby even easier and pleasant, and more importantly safe.

Marcella Jaylon - About Author:
Pike fishing tackle - I have a solid level of experience with many finance systems and I'm adept at making calculations as swiftly as possible. I have a head for numbers and have spent time building up on experience in a range of financial areas. In the future I hope to boost my interpersonal skills and focus on team building. I want to make lots of profit for whoever I choose to work for.

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