A Beginners Guide to Fishing

 Did you know that over 50 million people go fishing on a yearly basis? Well, that explains why fishing is a new way of relaxing and spending time with friends or family members. But did you know that fishing is an art—requiring a few basic skills? Well, if you are a beginner, don’t be overwhelmed. You can still fish like a pro. It takes a few skills, time, dedication, and attention to detail to get that slippery creature from water.

 So, if you want to Focus Fishing and you are a beginner, here is a comprehensive guide to getting you going. Happy fishing.

Fresh Water Fishing Checklist

Get a fishing license—but it depends on the fishing rod as well as the reel you are using
  • Know the fishing
  • Get a package for your fishing weights
  • Get fishing hooks (i.e. from size 6–10)
  • Purchase a plastic and cork bobber
The Improved Clinch Knot

Start by passing the line via the eye end. Then make about five turns with the tag end. The next step involves inserting the end in the first loop that was formed. Pass the tag end via the second loop.  Finally, ensure that the line is wet before tightening the knob—albeit slowly.

Hook, Line, Sinker

Here you are required to tie on the fish hook. Proceed by attaching one to two sinkers. However, ensure it sits six to twelve inches above your hook. Doing this will give your rod some weight it can use to lure the bait down into the water. It will also assist it to swing softly from the shore.

Observe the bobber.it will alert you the moment a fish bites your lure. Observe if it is moving up and down—it’s a sign that the fish is nibbling your bait.

The Tackle

Use a spin casting and spinning tackle to position your bait where the fish are hiding. With this tackle, the possibilities are endless. For instance, you can consider casting larger distances or fishing into deeper waters. Also, handling more fish is possible with this tackle.

Learning How to Cast

After selecting your spin-casting/ spinning outfit, proceed to using an Improved Clinch Knot when tying the rubber covered weight—sometimes known as casting plug. Then proceed to locate an open location (i.e. where there are no other fishers).

Know the Accessories

Your tackle box should come with fishing accessories like:
  • Lures and hooks
  • Snap swivels and weights
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Gears
Also, it may come with live base bait containers like minnow buckets and worm boxes. Other accessories worth knowing include stringers, ice chests, landing nets, as well as first-aid kits


Don’t waste any fish. For instance, consider releasing fish you don’t want. From undersize to illegal catches—releasing fishes quickly improves their chances of survival.

Safety Comes First

Don’t go fishing yourself. Go with somebody with experience to help you during emergencies. Don’t handle sharp hooks carelessly. Practice conservation and always wear a coast guard that is approved.

The Bottom-line
Don’t be scared to fish. Even if you are a beginner, you can still learn how to do it. Master the above steps and enjoy your fishing experience. Good luck!
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