It’s easy to learn how to fish but before you need right Fishing Gear, this section covers basic tips from fishing for beginners and other fishing basics details about gear and how to fish different environments. This is a beginner’s guide to fishing with info and fishing tips on each step-in learning what do you need to start with
- Plan your trip well
- Get a fishing license Visit your local Department of Fish and Wildlife or a Department of Natural Resources usually covers applications.
- Gather your gear also known as Fishing Tackle
- Select a good spot in the hours when the fish are most active
- Cast and reel in your line to bring in your fish
- You then release the juvenile fish back into the water
- Keep your legal size fish and bring home a great dinner
Choosing Your first Fishing Gear
- Purchase a medium-strength spinning fishing rod and reel
You might be in awe the first time you check out the rod selection at a sporting goods store, but you don’t need to break the bank. For beginners, stick with a 7 ft (2.1 m), medium-strength rod for something with a good balance of range and flexibility. Select one with a spinning reel, since it is easier to set up and cast.
- Flexible rods are weaker but less likely to snap than stiffer ones. You won’t catch big game fish with your basic rod, but it will help you land a wide variety of common fish.
- If you’re unsure about what to get, ask store employees for advice.
- Choose a fishing line that fits the length of your rod
Match the fishing line to the kind of pole you have. For a basic 7 ft (2.1 m) rod, go with a 6 to 12 lb (2.7 to 5.4 kg) line if you’re freshwater fishing or a 10 to 12 lb (4.5 to 5.4 kg) line if you’re saltwater fishing.
- The weight, called the test, tells you how strong the line is.
- Aim on fishing with the lightest gear possible so you don’t tire yourself out while you’re having fun. If you’re angling for a specific type of fish, research its average weight to get an idea of what line weight to bring.
- Select a small hook to lure in a wider variety of fish. Fish only chase after hooks that are about the same size as the bait they chase.
- A small fish isn’t going to go after a big, intimidating hook. For that reason, start with a 6 to 10 hook to catch plenty of fish. Upgrade to a hook anywhere from 2 to 3/0 to use larger bait for bigger fish.The hook numbering scale is a little weird, but it’s not too confusing. The smallest hook is a 16, and a medium-sized hook is a 1. Larger hooks rank from 1/0 to 6/0.
- If you’re unsure what size of hook to get, discuss the sizing system with someone at your local tackle shop. If you fish often, have a variety of hook sizes so you can adapt to all sorts of environments.
- Select a bait like minnows, worms etc
If you’re not too fond wriggling creatures or those nasty smelling baits/Chara, stick with something synthetic. Plastic Lures & Spinners resemble actual bait and will fool fish.
- Keep in mind that live bait has to be kept in water in an insulated cooler to stay alive.
- Most fish eat insects, minnows and aquatic life, so local fishers markets offer a wide selection to choose from if you’re looking for a more authentic fishing experience.Try getting a wide variety of baits so you can change your setup according to what fish are active in the area.
- If you want to catch something without using your rod, try trapping your own bait. For example, catch some Bait to lure in fish that eat smaller fish, such as Dandya, Malli, Kapartan, Hira, Rohu, Singara etc.
Note: If you’re angling for a specific type of fish, research its favorite bait and habitat. For instance, many saltwater fish like shrimp & bait fish, other freshwater fish eat foods ranging from worms, chicken heart, liver, frogs, freshwater minnow etc. while carp species need ground baiting or complexed Charai made by range of ingredients by different recipes.