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By: Isabell Isai
Fishing is one of the most peaceful and relaxed past times there is and its not hard to get started.


It is one of the most popular past times in the country with over 4 million anglers in the UK alone. These anglers don't just catch their fish however they are interested in river conservation as well, ensuring our rivers don't get polluted and overcrowded.


The team from Ocean Tackle Store have provided guidance and tips on how to begin and appreciate fishing.


Initially, you will need the basics, for taking up fishing these include a rod and reel. There is no need to spend a fortune and these shouldn't cost more than 20 and as you improve on your skills you can get more advanced equipment helping you catch bigger fish. It is always important that every fisherman has a tackle box along with other things.


Following this you then have to choose where you are going to fish, will you pick the sea or in freshwater. The fish in both of these places are extremely different and require different fishing tactics. For all types of fishing, it is essential to learn how to cast, everyone does it a bit differently, and an advised way to practice in an open space, like your back garden. Just make sure no one else is around.


Once you have picked up the skill of casting and you are fully equipped you are almost ready. Tie a fishermans knot onto your hook and affix the bait, this can consist of live bait like earthworms and maggots, or if this turns your stomach a bit too much you can always use dry pellets. Another userful piece of attire is polarized sunglasses and these will reduce the sunlight reflected from the water surface, allowing you to see what's swimming below.


When planning your first ever fishing trip it is always advisable to listen to more accomplished anglers. They usually are informed on the best areas and will provide plenty of advice on sea fishing hooks. A useful tip on learning to fish is to think like a fish, this way you will discover hiding places. Local fishermen will also inform you about pollution in the area, very useful if you are looking to eat your catch.


Once you have cast your fishing line to where you think a fish might be, reel in the slack. Its important to hold your rod on a 45-degree angle, Keep casting and reeling in until you feel a pull on your line, this will be your first fish. Position your rod at the fish and reel in pulling up the rod tip to set the hook. To significantly reduce injury to the fish, do this process as quick as you can and then catch the fish with a net as it swims in the shallow water and transfer it to a bucket, taking away the hook carefully.


The best part about fishing is getting outdoors and venturing near the water although catching the fish can be fun too. Ensuring you have the right equipment will make this hobby even easier and pleasant, and more importantly safe.

For more information see following link:
http://www.oceantacklestore.co.uk/

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