As a beginner, you would only require the basic items, such as an inexpensive rod and reel, a fishing line, some hooks, weights, fishing lures or bait, a net and perhaps a bobber which will help your line to keep afloat. Sunglasses are also essential. Choose polarized sunglasses as they can lessen the glare thus helping you to see clearly through the water.

Next, find out where the fishes are. If you do not know any good fishing locations, try asking for the local hotspots. Alternately, you could check with your state’s fishing regulations for further information on the various fishing locations around your state.

The time will come for you to be an expert fisherman. When you are one, you can easily upgrade your equipment to top-of-the-line fishing equipment. In the meantime, try to keep this basic and as simple as possible.

One thing important that you should always remember is never to fish alone. You should always go with a friend. That way should an emergency take place, there will always be another person to get help or assistance.

The smartest thing for you to do would be to start fishing is shallow waters. Aim you cast in any rocky or shady areas where the water is deep. This is where the fish can be found. Do remember that this is your practice exercise.

Once your skill level grows and you become better, you can then try out the deeper waters. However before attempting such things, make sure you take your time to practice casting. This will help you familiarize yourself with your rod and reel.

And you know where is the best place for you to practice? Your own backyard! First, mark off the area with a length of rope. This will be your guide to practice aiming your cast. Practice throwing your cast and look at your movements. Study how you move your arms. Find the best way for you to cast your line. This should be the way that suits your best and one that you’re comfortable with. Remember, when casting, it’s all in the wrist, not in the arms.

When using fishing hooks, practice extreme caution as they are very sharp and can cause injury. Before you cast your line, check to see that the area is clear and that there are no obstacles in your way. This will make sure that no one gets hurt with the sharp fishing hooks.

When it is finally time for you to go on a real fishing trip, remember to always cast your line a little way ahead of the fish. Also try to make your lure or bait land softly and without much of a splash. The fish will see the bait at a close point, but if the line is behind the fish, the fish will not be able to see it.

Should there be at any one time your cast gets a little disorganized, you should move closer towards the water. This will help you get better accuracy in casting your line.

Keep a close eye on the bobber. If you detect any movement, or if the bobber goes underwater, you will know that a fish has grabbed the bait. This means you’ve got a fish hooked on your line. Relax and don’t get too excited. Stay calm at all times.

Now that the fish is hooked, try to keep your line tight and very slowly reel in your fish. Hold your net close by and use it to get the fish out of the water. Once your fish is out, you can proceed to remove the hook from the fish. This you should very carefully do so you don’t end up hurting yourself.

Should you find that the fish you just caught is undersized (in accordance to the states regulation book) you should immediately return it to the water. Also, if you have no intention to cook your catch of the day, do not waste the fish. You should quickly throw it back into the water. When you throw your fish back into the water you are helping to supply the water with more fish. This way, fishermen in the future will be able to experience the same exhilarating feeling that you get when you get a catch.

And finally, do make sure you take your time to look around and enjoy your surrounding environment. You will find that this is the best time for you to experience the calm and peaceful view of the water.

And finally don’t forget to have fun!

Juzaily Ramli loves to fish and also the owner of Fishing Guide and Tips website that gives weekend anglers a complete and up-to-date fishing guide [] such as the secrets of the pro fishermen, the different fishing [] types, reviews of fishing equipment and boats, fishing hotspots and more.