Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fishing Is Easier When You Use A Net

There is a widespread tendency to think of fishing as an older person’s pursuit, and a hobby from a bygone age. In some people’s minds, it is hard to tally the idea of fishing as a hobby with using the internet for entertainment and information. However, this is a total misconception. For one thing, there are far more “old-style” hobbies which have websites devoted to them, and for another, as an exchange of information the Internet is peerless. Having the web available to you when you are […]

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Eat What You Catch?

It is surprising how few people actually eat the fish that they catch. For many people, hooking and landing a fish is all they want, and when they unhook the – still living – fish, they will return it to the body of water. This may not strike everyone as logical – “if you are humanitarian enough to not want to kill the fish, why are you putting a hook in its mouth”, they will demand. But for some people the thrill of the challenge is enough, […]

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Your Own Little Patch Of Heaven

Many people travel far and wide to find the best spot to fish. Many others don’t care so much about the best spot, but want to try fishing in as many different places as they can manage. But everyone who enjoys fishing has their own spot which they return to time and again. Where it is does not matter so much – it could be a quiet spot you found by accident, it could be the first place you went to with your father when he was […]

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Finding The Best Equipment

When you do something, you want to do it well. It is a natural human attitude – to feel that your experience of something will be improved the better you are at it. and for most people, this is certainly the case. This is why people spend a lot of money on fishing equipment. Some will spend a great deal on something that they don’t even end up using very much. The reason for their doing so is that there is a lot of equipment out there […]

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How Far Will You Go?

There are perhaps more fishermen and anglers in the world than there are practitioners of any other sporting pursuit. There are many reasons for this – the peace and quiet that it offers; the fact that you can, ordinarily, eat what you catch; even, in some people’s view, the return to a sort of “hunter-gatherer” mentality. Whatever the reason for going, though, one thing that never ceases to surprise people is how far a committed angler will go on a fishing trip. There are perfectly good streams […]

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After The Fishing, There’s More…

The skiing fraternity seem to many people as though they have a monopoly on post-hobby fun. In fact, there is a French word – après-ski – which is used to describe a social scene which is present in nigh-on every ski resort in the world. In practice, it generally means drinking a lot of schnapps and dancing to incredibly loud music. Although fishing is perhaps less of an intensely energetic pursuit than skiing, the fishing fraternity still don’t so too badly for an evening’s entertainment. If you […]

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Tales From The Riverbank

Among the most popular kinds of fishing, the sedate afternoon on the riverbank has to be one of the most enduring. For many people it is fishing the way it should be. Quiet, usually fairly isolated and relaxing, with only a few people there. There are many reasons why this is a good way to enjoy fishing. For one thing, the optimum conditions for fishing necessitate a certain amount of quiet. If things are too noisy, then fish are likely to avoid the area. If there are […]

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You Should Have Seen The One That Got Away

There is a popular running joke which is used to gently mock fishermen. It essentially runs that a fisherman who shows off his catch looks apologetic at its relatively small size, and says to their audience “you should have seen the one that got away. It was huge.” Commonly, this joke is expanded upon by the unfortunate angler spreading their arms wide, to demonstrate the length of the fish which, by the fourth telling of the story, has begun to rival Moby Dick in terms of size. […]

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Knowing When To Replace Equipment

One thing that you can absolutely guarantee about any hobby is that the longer you practice it, the more, and better, equipment you will accumulate. Even if the word “better” is the wrong word to use here, “more sophisticated” would be appropriate. It is unquestionable that the more often you go fishing, the more you will be aware of how additional and more developed equipment will benefit you in terms of catching more and bigger fish. As a consequence, you will become more conscious of the fact […]

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Catching Fish To Eat

Although many people eat fish, and many go fishing, there is a surprisingly small subgroup of people who do not put the two together – by eating what they catch. In some communities it is the major reason people go fishing, but in most of the West fishing is viewed more as a leisure pursuit. However, if you happen to be a good angler, and have a plentiful stock of edible fish in your nearby rivers and streams, then it is more than possible to save money […]

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