Sitting on a river bank and watching the flowing water is probably one of the most peaceful ways to become one with nature. One way to enjoy the water in a peaceful and entertaining way is by fishing.

Fishing is way to occupy yourself when camping in a fun and challenging way, whether you are in the middle of the lake or at the edge of a pond. If you’re a woman out to catch a fish or two, here are a few essential tips to get you started.

• License to Fish
You can get a heavy fine if you will fish without the current fishing license. Make sure to always keep the license with you whenever fishing. A warden is most likely not to buy your “I left it in my house” excuse.

• Salt Water of Fresh Water?
It’s important for you to know the type of water you are fishing in. Fresh water and salt water fishes need different kinds of baits as well as lures. You also need to get different licenses based upon the kind of water you will be fishing in. Remember to plan ahead before making any purchases.

• Know and Understand the Rules
This is very important. The fines that come with breaking fishing rules are excessive. There are some places that will only let you catch-and-release, which means that you are allowed to catch but you have to let the fish back in the water instantly. However, there are also places where they let you have a feast with your catch, but the smaller ones must be returned to the water. You can only east fish of a definite weight and size. Keep in mind that wardens take fishing regulations very seriously. Fortunately, there are brochures readily available with park departments where you can read all the fishing rules of controlled lakes and rivers in your region.

Bait Does Matter
The first thing you have to make sure is that the bait you’re going to use is legal in the place where you will go fishing. There are places where live baits like worms are not permitted. The next thing you need to do is to research on what type of fish you’d wish to catch. Shiny objects tend to attract fish, so try to use the shiniest lure you can get. Aside from this, they also like things that resemble what they eat, so worms, whether real or fake is ideal.

Pick Your Pole.
Cane poles are a good choice for dropping a hook into areas where the fish live. They may not cast far enough but they are fairly easy to pack. A pole with a spin-cast reel is another option, which is perfect for beginners. These are simple to use, all you have to do is to simply push a button to release the line as you cast out into the water. If you want a farther cast, just push it longer or if you want it to drop the line, push it quickly.

Make sure to keep in mind all these tips and if you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask. Some of the most welcoming sportsmen and women are actually fishers. They will be happy to lend you a hand and tell you what bait will work best with what spot and so on. Try to make some friends at the local fishing store and trust the advice they will give you. Keep these essential tips in mind, get your gear and catch yourself some dinner!

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