Fishing, despite being an old and traditional way of recreation remains an important activity to date. This is due to the fact that it not only keeps one busy but also brings food to one's table.
Published: November 8, 2016
By: Patterson Riley
Teaching your kids how to fish is a good idea.
Fishing with your child
When it comes to teaching your kid how to fish, it is important to note that there is a need for you to change your fishing tools and only use those which are applicable for the kid. Remember, having the right gear increases the chances of success in fishing. These include spincast reel, fishing line, spinning reel and bait casting reel. Once you have these tools set, you can now go ahead and teach your kids to fish by following the following simple steps.
Keep the experience as simple as possible
Choose simple equipment of fishing and which at the same time will allow you to catch any fish species and size. After all, your kid will be more excited by a colorful and interesting fish. For this reason, a hook, bobber and bait will do as the kids will not only understand them but also find them much easier to use.
Ensure the child’s safety
Be sure you have their life jackets on during fishing and giving them safer fishing equipment to minimize the chances of injury. Also due to the sun in summer, consider sunglasses, as well.
Teach your kids some tactics of fishing and maintain your cool while they apply these tactics
Demonstrate to the kids how the various fishing equipment such as the spinning cast and fishing line work, how to set the hooks among others. In addition, you should let your child try to apply the skills you’ve taught them such as making casts, only offering assistance where need be. Therefore, if your kid wants to do their fishing in addition to other types of fun, allow them to do it until they come around.
Praise your kids
Like many things, fishing requires patience. This means that even when the kids make poor casts, flings the hooks or even drop the rods in water, you may need to correct them the right way. However, when they do something well, you should make sure you congratulate and encourage them.
Teach them the need to conserve the fish
As you continue teaching your kids how to fish, they will continue catching more fish. For this reason, you should help them understand why they should not allow all the fish that they catch to die except for good reasons. Hence, teach them the need of catching and releasing as a way of conservation. Take home only what is enough.
In conclusion, while you cannot rest 100 percent sure for success in fishing, I guarantee you that by applying the steps above; you will be able to successfully teach your kids fishing this summer.
My name is Patterson. I have a strong understanding and passion for all things related to fishing. When I am not out wetting a line, I am sharing a range of tips and tricks on Fishing Like Boss – to help others to snag their big catch!