1. Make Sure You Are Well-Equipped
If you’ve ever decided to take up a certain sport (like golf, for instance), you’ll relate to a would-be angler’s dilemma: where should I start? From reel to rod and bobber to bait, there’s plenty to take in.
Picking the right equipment is very important, and if you’re new to this, it can be an overwhelming process. But let me tell you something: there’s no short answer to deciding which gear is right for you. However, there are some key considerations to keep in mind.
For starters, ask yourself from which platforms you will likely fish (boat, jetty, rocks, beach). Also, where will you be fishing (river, lake, ocean, bathtub)? Another question would be, “What type of fish do you have in your sights?
By answering these questions (especially the first two), your local fishing store should be able to help you choose the appropriate equipment. Alternatively, you can consider the idea of hiring fishing gear.