By The Survival Place Blog
When things go south in the world, you need to know that you can survive. One of the obvious things you’ll need to do is catch or grow your own food. Fishing is one way to keep yourself fed, and it’s something even children can do.
The trouble is, many anglers make all kinds of rookie mistakes. Even if they have several years of fishing experience! If you plan on catching fish to survive, it’s essential you know what you’re doing. Are you guilty of making any of these fishing faux pas?
You use a worn line
I think one of the things most of us are guilty of is using a worn line! Sometimes you might do so because you haven’t got any new lines with you (or you’ve forgotten them at home). Perhaps you just want to spend as little as possible on fishing equipment.
The biggest problem with using a worn line is that feisty fish can break away! And that means you’ll end up staying hungry because you haven’t caught anything! The simple solution to this problem is just to use a new line!
You change your lures too often
Some anglers have a tackle box full of different lures. Some folks believe they should change their lures often to catch different fish. That might sound like a good idea in theory, but, in reality, it doesn’t work.
As you know, you have to take your line out of the water to change your lure. If you do that, you might make the fish in the water suspicious about what’s going on. And that can cause them to swim away from you and your line.
You haven’t learned from the experts
Fishing isn’t a pastime that you can just pick up. You need to have expert tuition before
you attempt to catch fish on your own. It’s important to learn the tips and techniques of fishing, and the methods to catch certain fish.
Apart from reading past articles here, you should check out other sites like fishingsun.com. YouTube is also another place to learn from the fishing masters. Finally, don’t forget to consider one-to-one tuition from local experts.
You don’t follow the advice of local guides
When you go fishing somewhere new, it’s vital to listen to what the locals tell you. Why? Because they recommend good spots to catch some juicy fish! They can also tell you the places to avoid so that you don’t waste your time.
Don’t be one of those guys (or gals) that think they know everything about fishing. Each day that dawns can teach us something new about fishing that we don’t already know. Be smart – not stupid!
You don’t wear some hand protection
Gloves aren’t just for keeping your hands warm. Their job is to protect your hands from harm. They are important to wear when handling fish just as they are if you were pruning a rose-bush in your garden.
Fins, scales and attacks by fish can make your experience painful if you don’t wear gloves! Check out an article on emedicinehealth.com to learn more about “marine bite.”
So, if you’re guilty of making any of those rookie mistakes, now you know why (and how) to avoid them in the future!