Fishing is a hobby that not everyone understands, but those who enjoy it know exactly how carefully they need to prepare. Going fishing also means that you have to be ready for all kinds of conditions, as well as to get out of your comfort zone and get physically active as much as you can.
Another dilemma you may have is what exactly to carry in your fishing bag. Of course, the necessary equipment goes without saying, but you should evaluate whether you need more food, clothing, or even parts of the fishing gear.
However, the question of how to carry everything without dragging a heavy load still remains unanswered. We recommend that you carry a backpack for your needs and fishing tackle for your fishing equipment.
Stay with us if you are new to fishing and your fishing buddies are pranking you. We’re going to be really serious with our advice on the right equipment that includes Barrel Swivels, baits, and everything you need to bring with you on your first adventure.
- Equip your fishing tackle
How to enjoy fishing and not worry about anything else? First of all, you should make sure that you have enough fishing equipment in your fishing tackle.
It’s the kind of box you should always have:
- Extra line, in order the current one breaks or tangles up
- Extra hooks, because you will need them all the time
- Bobbers, because what’s fishing without them?
- Sinkers, because you really want to go deeper with your adventure
- Plastic worms work as a charm
- Lures, to attract the fish
- Pliers to pull out the hookers when you catch the fish
- Nail clippers to cut the line
With all these items you can ensure that you will have a great fishing experience and it will be really fun and exciting. If you do not have the gear, it may be difficult for you to adapt to the conditions.
Of course, in addition to fishing equipment, you need to bring other items in your backpack. We will talk about them in the following paragraphs.
- Take enough food
Carry enough non-perishable food with you. It can be canned or packaged food, with which you can renew your energy during the adventure. It may seem exciting to eat your caught fish grilled, but not every fishing is successful. Also, if you are hunting a protected species, then you should return the individual to the water.
However, if you take a can of beans, meat, snacks, and other packaged goods with you, you will have enough food even if you decide to stay camping for the weekend.
Don’t risk going hungry, because fishing takes more energy than you think.
- Wear warm clothes
If you are staying at a campsite, you must also bring enough warm clothes. Even if it is summer, at night the conditions can be unfavorable for you. Also, keep in mind that you are near water and you wouldn’t want to sit around with wet clothes all the time.
It is, therefore, necessary to carry spare dry clothes and change clothes before you get too cold.
We advise you to choose waterproof pieces if possible. Wear socks that do not allow water to flow to your foot. Be insulated from cold and moisture as much as possible. Wear special shoes, and socks and always have a coat or a thicker jacket.
- First aid kit
You should always have a mini first aid kit when you go on an adventure. These include bandages, plasters, hydrogen for disinfection, and iodine solution. Accidents happen, and even if you do get hurt, you should know how to help yourself until you get proper medical care.
Useful tips for beginner fishermen
There are some interesting ways to be a good angler, even if you are doing it for the first time. If you have ever wondered why fishing lures are different colors, then you should know that the choice depends on the clarity of the water. If the water is clear and transparent, white baits are mostly used. If the water has a green tint, you should usually choose a yellow-green color for the bait, while brown is for water that has many brown shades due to silt.
Of course, you should know that baits vary in the type of fish you will catch. The rule you should follow is smaller baits for smaller fish and vice versa.
Choose equipment that you can carry without weighing you down. This is an important part of your experience, as you would not want to trip over the reeds and nets as you walk to the site.
If you are wondering which is the best part of the day to fish, it would be early morning or sunset. When it is very bright, especially in summer, many shadows appear in the water and the fish run away. They also hide in the darker parts of the water, so it may not be ideal to fish in the middle of the day.
And of course, before doing anything, make sure that fishing is allowed in the preferred location. Check all legal regulations and comply with them.
Some species of fish are allowed for recreational fishing, but you will need to return them to the water immediately. Other fish can be caught and prepared for eating. It all depends on what time of year it is and which type of fish is endangered or overrepresented.
All these rules are great for beginners. But even experienced fishermen should not forget the most basic principles of fishing. Therefore, always follow the legal norms and wear equipment with which all activities will be comfortable enough for you.
Finally, we hope that we have really helped you understand what fishing is all about. Of course, it’s up to you to decide how often you will fish and whether it will be your way of entertaining yourself on the weekend. Follow our tips and you will surely have an amazing adventure and experience that you will remember forever.