How to fish for beginners

Here we teach you all the basics in how to fish for beginners

“A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work”

An activity dating back to at least 40,000 years it is one of the world most popular hobby and enjoyed by people from all over the world. There is always a good time to fish whether it is summer or winter. Some people like to spend their vacation or holiday in a useful way or they wish to improve their skill by learn something new. People usually go fishing for catch and use it for eating or just for fun. The users can find plenty of tips from the internet to do the proper fishing. They should choose a convenient method for catching the fish. It is easy to do fishing in the Lakes, Ponds and in River when comparing to the Seas. Here the users can find important tips about fishing for beginners and the things that required for fishing. So, the users are advised to read this document carefully to improve their fishing skill.

Learning how to fish can be broken down into 5 stages.


Before going for a fishing trip/ expedition it is important to be prepared, often the fishing location may be located in a place that is remote or far from any services thus it is important that you are prepared.

Required things for fishing:

  • The beginners need to possess a valid Fishing License from the authorities.
  • Water bottles and snacks.
  • Get the matching gears for the trip.
  • Get the Proper Rod & Reel
  • Lures, hooks and weights
  • BAIT!!
  • Eski(icebox) to store your catch
  • Maps for locating the spot
  • Camping chair
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and appropriate clothing’s.

Often season fisherman have all packed in a handy trolley for easy transport.


To ensure you have a smooth fishing trip it is important for beginners to have sufficient equipment for the fishing itself. You will need to be well verse in the following areas before you go on your trip

  • The fishing rod
  • Rigs, rigging and knots
  • How to cast
  • How to lure
  • When to “strike”
  • How to land the fish


Whilst fishing is often knows as a sports that test patience and considered a very safe hobby, you must always practice care. Before heading out to fish you much take into consideration the following

Weather and tide

Some seasons are more dangerous than others depending on where you are, if you are fishing on a boat, rock fishing or on an old pier you much always check the ensure that the wind blowing are not too strong, that the sea is calm and most importantly always look at your surroundings.


Under no circumstances you should ever enter or attempt to enter into the water to retrieve lost tackle or snagged fish. It the place looks dangerous it most likely is. When you are near bodies of water it is very important to always wear a life jacket especially at night.

Something similar to this which has pocket in the front can be very useful.



Often most of the small injuries happens from your fishing gears or from other people, always look out for people “casting” as the swing of the rod generates tremendous forces and if you are in the way you will get hit or even worse hooked!!!. So look out and listen to your surroundings especially when there are a lot of people around.


Once you have caught your fish you will need to properly clean the fish for storage, to best describe how to clean please watch the video.


It is very important to keep your gear properly the follow tips are a must!

  • Keep your lures in a box and do not hang them from the guides. If possible use a hook keeper to ensure that they are clean, rust free and most importantly it is safe practice
  • Store your rods straight and not flexed. Do not strike them against any hard surface and keep the guides clean.
  • When you are transporting your gears, keep them in a nice bag to ensure that they does damage or hit each other. Sometimes a rod storage is a good idea.
  • When fishing, always keep your hooks, weights, swivel and knifes stored.
  • Always wash your gear with freshwater after use as saltwater will almost always damage your gear.
  • Use a good rack system to keep your rods safe.

If you mastered the following, fishing for beginners will turn into fishing for advance.

How to fish?

Picking a spot is very important before start fishing. The beginners should select an appropriate place, where they can find more fishes.  Check in the newspapers about local fishing spots and online reports. After finalizing the spot, always check the tide timing. Basically, the fish will fluctuate based on the lake or pond however the big sized fish will be more in deeper spot. Sunrise/Sunset is the best timing for fishing. The users are advised to not eat the fish if the area may be contaminated and always confirm the same with the authorities.

It is advised to buy the suitable Rod and Reel for fishing based on the spot. If the users are about to do fishing in small ponds then they should use the Medium-Length Pole. Use them as directed and buy the suitable fishing line and varieties of Hook. Before start fishing, tie the hook on line and attach the bobbers then bait the hook. Then the users should wait quietly for some time until the fish catches the hook. Once it caught the hook, the users need to pull the fish by lifting the rod and simultaneously need to reel. Then slowly release the hook and place the fish in the bag or just release it to the water.

Where to fish

There are many places one can fish when learning how to fish, for starters it is advisable to choose a place close to your home and preferable a popular fishing spot. Often other anglers are more than happy to assist or borrow you some tools if you need them, as a beginner this is very important. you can begin with some relatively cheap equipment when you are not sure how to fish yet. There is no need to invest hundreds of dollars just yet. My personal advise is to get some decent gear to see if you like this sports.

Go to your nearest lake, river, pier or fish farm, the choice is yours. However, always remember to be safe and be prepared.  If you place to go to fish off a pier, lake or river it is recommended that you bring a variety of medium weights, hooks and other equipment for the wide range of fishes you can catch.  If you are fishing from a pond( which is a great way to start) you can bring light to medium size gear and the kids too!! If you wish to have a better experience, book at your local fishing charter where you most likely need not buy or bring anything but just your wallet.



  • Follow the procedure and choose the right spot for fishing
  • Use the attractive bait for catching the fish
  • Wear the appropriate clothing’s and use the suitable equipment
  • Tell somebody where you are going to fish and when you will be back
  • Have fun


  • Don’t go for fishing on rainy season
  • Risk your safety
  • Don’t fish if is dangerous

We hope this how to fish for beginners guide has teach you enough to start your first adventure.