Fishing is not as easy as it sounds. It requires learning and lot of patience. Here are some advice for the beginners.
#1 Gearing up
The main equipment is the rod and the reel. Your best options would be a bait casting outfit, a spin casting outfit or an open faced spinning reel and rod. You can choose any one of these and start fishing. But, a medium sized open faced spinning reel is usually suggested for the beginners.
With this you can by a fiberglass spinning rod. You should first go for freshwater fishes and some small saltwater fishes. Fishing pole needs a line, sinker, bobber and hook. There are some general fishing kits available in the market which includes everything. The choice of these gears depend on what type of fish you are going to catch. You need to buy lures and other tools like fishing net, rubber hunting boots, etc. also.
#2 Be aware of the law
You should check out the local fishing regulations. In most places you cannot catch a big fish without license. If you do not have a license you will be fined.
#3 Learn the habits of fish
You have to know the habits of different types of fish. Learn how to take advantage of their weakness to catch a fish. Some of the things that you should know are the weight of the fish, how far below they can swim, what kind of bait they like, etc.
#4 Stringing your pole
The circle loops along the pole must be downwards. Then you need to connect a hook. Then add your sinker. These are weights that help you to cast the line and get it to the right depth inside the water. Then you must attach the bobber. The size of the bobber depends on the size of your fish.
#5 The cast
All you need to do is tap the trigger and flick your waist in the cast. You should release the trigger once the casting is done.
#6 The First bite
If your bobber goes down in the water and then comes back up and you feel it in the pole, then you know that you’ve got your first bite. You should do a little tug on the pole. The tug puts the hook in the fish. Then reel the fish in.
That’s it! You have just caught your first fish! Now if permitted by the authority, you can enjoy it with your family and friends.