Fishing is one of world’s most favourite pastimes and wherever you go you will always see people fishing. Some people in certain parts of the world (excluding commercial fishermen) fish because they need to put food on the table, others simply fish because they enjoy it, but regardless of the reasons for fishing, all of them would like to catch more. Fishing is a game of patience a lot of the time, so if you want guaranteed instant results, fishing might not be for you.
Please see below for a list of things that may help you catch more on your fishing trips.
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Having the right equipment is an essential prerequisite for any fisherman, anywhere in the world. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive equipment that money can buy but it must be fit for purpose. If you have travelled to Asia or Africa, you may have seen people fishing with equipment as rudimentary as a bamboo pole and line or a plastic bottle reel, although this is more likely out of necessity than anything else. The fishing rods for sale at Fish Head are amongst the best available for Australian fisherman as they are durable, high quality and affordable.
The Time Of Day
The time of day you choose to go fishing can also have an effect on the catch. The times of day when the light is low are generally regarded as prime fishing times, either the early morning or late afternoon, with night fishing another optimum time slot. You may also find added success if you pick a cloudy day to go fishing and might even get lucky in the middle of the day.
Picking The Best Spot
Any experienced fisherman will tell you that’s it important to pick the best spot, particularly if river fishing. Overhanging banks, areas around submerged rocks and trees and in broken water are all areas where fish like to gather. It gives them a feeling of safety in comparison to being out in open water. Bear this in mind when you choose your spot.
When casting try to pick a spot a bit away from where you think the fish are. A sudden splash in close proximity will scare them away from your baited line. If you cast past the fish, they will still move but hopefully in the direction of your line.
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In order to stay in one place for any length of time, it’s important to stay comfortable. Wearing decent sunglasses to protect your eyes and see through any glare is a must, you might also consider investing in a camping chair or similar. Make sure your drinks and snacks are close at hand and you can sit for hours in comfort!
The above tips may help you catch more fish but to reiterate, the key quality you need above all others is patience. The old saying, ‘good things come to those who wait’ is especially pertinent to fishermen of all descriptions, and mastering this element is absolutely crucial.