Category Archives: General Fishing Tips

You Should Have Seen The One That Got Away

There is a popular running joke which is used to gently mock fishermen. It essentially runs that a fisherman who shows off his catch looks apologetic at its relatively small size, and says to their audience “you should have seen the one that got away. It was huge.” Commonly, this joke is expanded upon by the unfortunate angler spreading their arms wide, to demonstrate the length of the fish which, by the fourth telling of the story, has begun to rival Moby Dick in terms of size. […]

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Knowing When To Replace Equipment

One thing that you can absolutely guarantee about any hobby is that the longer you practice it, the more, and better, equipment you will accumulate. Even if the word “better” is the wrong word to use here, “more sophisticated” would be appropriate. It is unquestionable that the more often you go fishing, the more you will be aware of how additional and more developed equipment will benefit you in terms of catching more and bigger fish. As a consequence, you will become more conscious of the fact […]

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Catching Fish To Eat

Although many people eat fish, and many go fishing, there is a surprisingly small subgroup of people who do not put the two together – by eating what they catch. In some communities it is the major reason people go fishing, but in most of the West fishing is viewed more as a leisure pursuit. However, if you happen to be a good angler, and have a plentiful stock of edible fish in your nearby rivers and streams, then it is more than possible to save money […]

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It Takes Two Or More

When you go fishing on your own, you are likely to find that the process is just not as much fun as you would like it to be. It’s not just because an experience shared is an experience enhanced, either. Of course, sitting down on a riverbank with a few cold drinks and snacks makes for a fine experience, but there is a bigger reason to have a fishing partner – the fact that fishing can be difficult, and there is always a better chance of having […]

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The Fishing Box The Professionals Use

When you go fishing semi-regularly, you will often find that you keep thinking the same thing every time you go. One problem or pattern will keep cropping up to the point where you cannot ignore it, and eventually you will make a note to be aware of it next time. There are certain things that any fisherman needs to be aware of, and these things should give you some clue as to what you should put in your fishing box – something you should have if you […]

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Make Sure You Have The Right Stuff

When people go fishing for the first time and come home empty-handed, they are prone to complain that it just isn’t for them. they may argue that some people just have the knack for it, or that they didn’t get the luck, or any one of a number of reasons. In reality, the truth is rarely that simple. When you come home empty-handed from a fishing trip, there is usually a more specific reason for that. Often, it will be something to do with the equipment you […]

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A Life On The Ocean Wave

There are few things in life more symbolic of leisure than taking a boat that you have bought or rented out onto a body of water to go fishing. Although it is no easy thing to operate a boat, nor to land a fish that you have hooked, the overall feel of going out fishing on a boat is something that appeals to a great number of people. It’s not hard to understand why, either. There is no question that there’s just something therapeutic and relaxing about […]

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Is Fishing Humane?

There are many people who disagree entirely with the premise of angling for sport or for food, arguing that fishing is, in and of itself, cruel. This opinion is an extension of the more widely held view that hunting should also be banned because of the aspect of cruelty in that sport. However, is it exactly true to say that fishing should be banned, and that it is inhumane? There are conflicting viewpoints. The truth is that fish do feel pain. Therefore, if they are hooked then […]

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Fancy A Change? Try Ice Fishing.

Most regular anglers choose between three main types of fishing for their amusement. Either you like to go sea fishing, or fish in a river, or finally you might prefer to enjoy a placid day’s lake fishing. However, there are also plenty of people – chiefly those who live in colder climates – who enjoy doing things another way. Namely, ice fishing. This may sound like an unrealistic choice for those who live in warmer climes, but there is absolutely no reason why you cannot go on […]

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You Won’t Get It Right, Right Away

If you are relatively new to fishing, then you may find that it is considerably more difficult than it looks. After all, there is no shortage of people who look at the basic concept and think that it looks pretty simple. Cast line, wait, reel in the fish. Simple. What could be easier? On the first attempt, one will usually find that this is so far from being the truth that it is simply embarrassing. In actual fact, there is so much more to fishing that it […]

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