Unlike pros, beginners always tend to mess things up. And of course it is only natural that they would do so, after all that is why they are called beginners. However if one were to make an effort to learn a couple things before hand, especially the dos and don’ts, then the chances for making regretful mistakes would be less. When it comes to fishing, tactics matter a lot. Whether or not it’ll eventually lead you to getting a fish hooked on is a different story, nonetheless it is the basic to get through the initial stages. So here are some mistakes you need to be wary of, to avoid coming home with a heavy heart and an empty hand (especially if you are fishing to eat!).
Winging it doesn’t work
The waking up one morning and deciding ‘I’m going to fish today’ while grabbing your rod and bait, isn’t going to work! Just like anything else even in darwin fishing, preparation matters a lot. If only you have things planned out and all the necessaries by your side, can you make sure that this fishing trip goes as planned. So don’t have hope on winging it! Design a checklist of everything you might need and check them off when packing. This way the chances for missing out on something would be low.
Going off with no plan
For everything to go in track and in order, there needs to be a plan. If in case things go wrong, it would act as your guide to get back on track. So even when it comes to fishing, it is essential that you develop a plan. A plan on where you are going to fish, what you are going to fish and how you are going to fish. The base for this plan of course depends on what you are going to fish. If it’s for the purpose of eating, then you need to pick a site where fish are most likely to hang around, however if it is just for the fun of it, then you can go ahead and pick any place that you think is suitable.
Not being organized
When going fishing you need to make sure you have everything you need by your side. That includes materials like the fishing line, the rod, the bait and whatnot. if you are disorganized and manage to leave these essentials behind, then chances are you’ll end up taking several trips back and forth from your home or coming back empty handed. So design a checklist of things that you might possibly need and check them off. This way you can make sure you have everything you need by your side.
Not considering the seasons
Just because you go to one site in one season to fish, doesn’t mean that the fish will always be there. Making the mistake of assuming things will always remain the same, is something you should always make sure to avoid when it comes to fishing. The seasonal changes matter a lot when it comes to fish. So don’t make the mistake of assuming they don’t affect.
Make sure to avoid the above mistakes and guarantee fish hooking on to your bait in no time!