Fishing Is Easier When You Use A ‘Net

July 18, 2019 by  
Filed under Featured, Fishing for beginners

There is a widespread tendency to think of fishing as an older person’s pursuit, and a hobby from a bygone age. In some people’s minds, it is hard to tally the idea of fishing as a hobby with using the internet for entertainment and information. However, this is a total misconception. For one thing, there are far more “old-style” hobbies which have websites devoted to them, and for another, as an exchange of information the Internet is peerless. Having the web available to you when you are looking for a heads-up on fishing technique will always be helpful.

There are several specialized fishing sites on the Internet, and they take many forms. Some take the approach of a travelogue, noting experiences of an angler who spends time visiting different locations and reporting back on which were good and which simply were not. There are other sites which are specifically informational, and still others which are more social than anything else. Usually these will be forums or message boards, and these can be the best place to look if you wish to ask questions.

If you have concerns over whether you are using the right bait, are looking to buy a better rod but want one that suits the waters you are fishing in, or are looking for a decent location in which to fish, then there is plenty on the Internet for you to check out. You’d be surprised what you can find and some of the information you get will be highly beneficial.

How Far Will You Go?

July 14, 2019 by  
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There are perhaps more fishermen and anglers in the world than there are practitioners of any other sporting pursuit. There are many reasons for this – the peace and quiet that it offers; the fact that you can, ordinarily, eat what you catch; even, in some people’s view, the return to a sort of “hunter-gatherer” mentality. Whatever the reason for going, though, one thing that never ceases to surprise people is how far a committed angler will go on a fishing trip. There are perfectly good streams and rivers in this country, they will argue. Why go half way round the world?

The same people would probably not ask the world’s great botanists and naturalists why they go to Kenya to see tigers or to Norway to see the handsome forests which are there. People like to go fishing in different locations because it provides different fish, different climates, and different experiences. You might just as well ask why people go to foreign countries on holiday. There is a big world out there, and a lot to see. And there are many fish to be caught.

There are also a number of hot spots on the planet where fishing will be rewarded with a more exotic catch, a challenge in terms of landing the larger fish that you catch, or a more peaceful location to cast your line. Whatever your reason for going, there really is a wide range of choice out there, and if you are planning a fishing holiday you should certainly consider spreading your wings somewhat.

Your Own Little Patch Of Heaven

July 16, 0019 by  
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Many people travel far and wide to find the best spot to fish. Many others don’t care so much about the best spot, but want to try fishing in as many different places as they can manage. But everyone who enjoys fishing has their own spot which they return to time and again. Where it is does not matter so much – it could be a quiet spot you found by accident, it could be the first place you went to with your father when he was teaching you to fish, or any number of other locations and reasons. The fact remains that we all have our patch.

As humans we are very drawn to the significance of signposts. Not literal signposts, but rather times, places and things which have a deeper meaning for us. Our wedding anniversary, our home town, our lucky rabbit’s foot, whatever they may be, these items have a connection for us which means that we don’t forget them, and which we will always recognize them when we see them or when they happen. Your favorite fishing spot has the same effect.

The interesting thing about this is that the favored spot may not be one where we were especially successful. We may have landed more and bigger fish in other places, and the place we love may be entirely imperfect. But when push comes to shove, and we need a trip to get our spirits up, it will be there that we return. Surely you have a favorite spot? If you don’t, you will one day.

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