If you are planning to take the family on a fishing holiday, it is natural to assume that all the family is into fishing. If that is the case, there’s no better way to spend your downtime than casting out your lines. Like any other adventure, a family fishing holiday requires careful planning to allow for every eventuality. With that in mind, here are a few useful tips to ensure that the holiday is one to be remembered for all the right reasons.
- Plan for Rainy Days – The weather can be very unpredictable, and if there are days when you are rained off, you need to have a plan for some indoor activities. This would depend on the type of accommodation you have and whether or not you have your own transport. If you have a car, you could perhaps drive to a nearby town and explore a little, but whatever happens, you should have a few ideas on what to do if the weather is unsuitable for fishing.
- Fishing Tackle – If everyone is going to fish, you will need at least one rod and reel for each person. In case you don’t have enough rods, Fish Head sells GT fishing rods which are world-class and at very affordable prices. Not only rods and reels, but you will also need an adequate supply of line, hooks, and lures, so your tackle box should be full if you are going on an extended family fishing holiday.
- Organising Bait – Of course, this very much depends on what species of fish you are trying to catch. If you are using lures, then bait is not necessary, but if you do need bait, then make sure you have adequate access. If you are fishing in an area you are not familiar with, you should seek out an experienced angler, as they would be able to advise you regarding bait and fishing techniques.
- Local Wisdom – If you are not familiar with the fishing at your intended destination, either do some online research or find a fishing tackle shop and ask the owner for some advice about how best to fish. This could be the difference between a blank day and an outstanding one, so try to find out as much as you can about the fishing techniques that work.
- Be Prepared – Take an adequate supply of sunscreen and make sure that everyone has a decent hat that will offer some protection against the sun. This is especially important if you are sea fishing, as the sun can be very strong when out on the ocean, and, of course, all family members should be suitably dressed for fishing.
Unlike going fishing on your own, taking the family along requires a level of planning. By taking all of the above into account, your fishing holiday should be an amazing experience for the whole family.
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