Getting started with fishing is easier than you might think. This book was created for the beginners who'd like to try freshwater fishing - full of tips and valuable advice. If you are a beginner, stay away from beach fishing, and instead look for freshwater fishing spots in your area. The best time of day to go fishing is either very early in the morning, or late in the evening. Evenings are ideal because the fishing gets better as the night goes on. Fishing during the day is likely to leave you stuck with a very quiet rod.
Fishing is not exactly a spectator sport, but it is one of the most popular participatory sports in the world, especially in areas where there are lots of rivers and lakes. In spite of its popularity, however, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the sport of fishing. Many people think that it is boring, or that only older gentlemen do it. Many people also think that it is a hard sport, and that they will never catch anything good.
These misconceptions are unfortunate, because modern day fishing is very different to the fishing of old. Gone are the days when they only bait available was maggots. Today, you can use synthetic lures that are odourless but still incredibly effective. Fishing is a sport for everyone, and you will meet people from all walks of life by the waters.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started with fishing. There’s no need to spend a fortune on a competition-quality casting rod or any other flashy gear. A basic rod and a lot of patience are all you really need. Once you have mastered the art of staying still and waiting for the fish to bite you will find that fish start to bite.
Whether you are a weekend angler or someone who fishes for food or for competition, the more you learn about the sport the more options and variety you will find in it. Freshwater fishing is what you make of it – thrilling, relaxing, competitive, educational, social or tranquil. The choice is yours.