A Guide To Beginners Fishing
Not everyone has the advantage of a caring parent or concerned adult to teach them the art of angling when young. And, for people who've reached adulthood without ever having the benefit of such training, the notion of getting indoctrinated into the often insular world of fishing can be rather daunting. However, by taking the time to be patient with beginners fishing can become a far more social event.
One of the most common scenarios among adults are men who take it upon themselves to introduce their wives or girlfriends to their obsession. Of course, motivations vary considerably when this education is taking place. Some men want to present it in the least appealing way possible so their wives have no desire to hang out with "the boys". On the other hand, many men are very keen to have their partners join them in their love of the sport so they can go off for weeks at a time together in the rough. It's always good to have an accurate idea as to your motivations before setting out, regardless of what they are be honest.
The most important thing to remember when taking beginners fishing is that you don't want to overwhelm them with a bunch of pithy nuance at first there's a lifetime to get caught up on that, and it's almost impossible to impart that personally gained type of wisdom, anyhow. You're looking to teach the basics of how to hold the rod, how to put the lead on and how to cast. The rest will come later. Be prepared to patiently answer questions in an accessible manner for the next few years.
In the very special case of casting, it is often a good idea to start on dry land with learners. Beginners Fishing is a motor skill, and it takes some getting used to. Doing so for the first time on the water with an audience is daunting. Take the hook off and spend some private time practising the cast before you go out.
It is often a good idea to take beginners fishing somewhere where they have a pretty good chance of catching something. You don't have to take them to one of those fishing parks where the trout are jumping onto the first hook they see, but a well-stocked lake with a variety of species should do the trick.
How a beginner takes to angling has a lot to do with your attitude towards it. Whether your star pupil is a child or an adult, be sure you also teach the proper behaviour that goes along with fishing, such as cleaning up your mess, how to properly remove a hook so the fish survive reintroduction and taking care to not harm other wildlife.