There’s nothing like the first fish you catch. No matter how young or old you are, the first time you snag a fish, it’s a rewarding and exciting experience. What’s behind that? It goes back to prehistoric days, when one’s ability to successfully hunt and fish were tied to the person’s worth in the tribe. That’s why the size of the fish was so important. The bigger it was, the more people it would feed. All these millions of years later, it’s still a thrill to make that first catch as mentioned by proangler.us. (And everyone still wants to know how big the fish was!)
When they are starting out with their fishing hobby, many novices struggle with the issue of whether to catch many fish quickly or to focus their catch and go for the bigger individual fish. Experience gained, however, most anglers will want to catch lots of fish that are also substantial in size. If you are taking a novice fisherman out on the lake for the first time, how can you, as a more experienced angler, help them achieve their goals? After all, nothing is as frustrating for a young angler than heading out time and again and having nothing to show for it.
Helping a beginning angler to succeed begins with the choice of equipment. If your protégé is a child, it can be very tempting to lure (pun intended) them into the fishing world by choosing a fishing rod and other supplies that feature the child’s favourite character on them, from superheroes to Disney princesses. Unfortunately, the money used to manufacture these products typically goes toward securing the licenses to have the characters on them, leaving less of the manufacturing costs for high quality materials. The result of that will be frustration when the rod and reel don’t perform as well as you expect. The same goes for adult anglers. It’s important to start with good-quality equipment to get your fishing expedition off on the right foot.
Another consideration is the location you choose for the fishing trip. For the first few times out, choose a place that is easy to get to (although not saturated with other fishermen). Although you don’t want your student to get frustrated with trying to get to some isolated, far-away place, you also don’t want him to have to try to battle experienced fishermen for the catch. Strike a balance of convenient and lesser-known locations for best results. Also, check the fishing reports before you go out, to find out which fish are concentrated where. That will give you the best chance of actually coming home with some fish instead of just a tall tale.
If you are going to help a beginning angler to succeed, you’ll have to not only teach, but also possess, the qualities of patience and determination as well as the actual mechanics of fishing. If you can successfully do that, you’ll be a wonderful mentor to your budding angler!
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