One of the hobbies a lot of people recommend trying is fishing. In movies, we see families who go fishing for bonding. Often, the characters have a ‘pep talk’ during the activity. In real life, anglers say that fishing is not only relaxing but also a rewarding hobby.
Despite all the positive reasons people share why you should try fishing, a lot still find it boring. A lot seem to think that it’s a waste of time hoping for a fish to catch. Others probably did not have a good fishing experience — hence, they’re not enthusiastic about it.
For whatever reason it is, some people just don’t find the idea of angling interesting or fun. But just like all things in life, that perception could change. All it takes is effort and experience to help them appreciate it. Who knows, maybe you just have to take them with you and let them experience fishing for the first time.
If you know someone who dislikes fishing or you find yourself questioning people’s love for it, this post is for you. To start, here are six things that you can do to convince yourself to try fishing.
1. First, read blogs about people’s fishing stories and how they started.
For starters, why don’t you try reading about other people’s fishing stories? Nowadays, a lot of people love to share their experiences online. From blogs to vlogs, there are so many sources out there that you can look into.
It would be nice to read a blog about someone who didn’t like angling at first. Then suddenly, one experience changed it all. Who knows, maybe that’s the Pandora’s box that will convince you to try it, too.
If you are not much of a reading fan, you can also watch vlogs on Youtube. While you’re at it, try looking into the basics of fishing, too. Maybe the secret tricks and tips will spark an interest for you to try it for the first time.
2. Look into boat accessories and fishing equipment.
Other anglers got into boating because of a boat accessory. There are probably people out there who started from their love for boating. Then one day, as they were looking into boat accessories, they suddenly came across an intriguing fishing equipment gear.
If you also don’t have any idea about fishing equipment, I suggest looking into fishing gear. Who knows, maybe you get to like a piece of equipment and hopefully convince yourself to try fishing.
People have random stories of how they started to love angling. Maybe yours will start by looking into fishing equipment and boat accessories.
3. Visit a fishing village.
If you’ve been longing to have a vacation, why don’t you consider visiting a fishing village? If there’s none in your area, try to look into fishing sites and try to visit one. Sometimes, you need to see people doing it first before you get to convince yourself. Also, seeing it personally will help you understand it, too.
If you visit a trawling village, try to talk to experienced fishermen or anglers. Ask about their experiences and what they love about them. Maybe they’ll be happy to let you try it to help you appreciate the activity.
If you’re travelling or visiting a water location, research if there’s a trawling site in the area. Don’t miss the chance to check it out. Maybe you’ll find it interesting.
4. Try a fishing workshop.
My fourth point will surely force you to try angling. If you know of a workshop that teaches the fundamentals of angling, why don’t you consider trying it? Also, wouldn’t it be fun to learn something new, too?
If you’re planning to go to a workshop, why don’t you invite a friend or family member with you? It surely would be fun to learn something new with a loved one. If you want to push yourself to finally try fishing, going to a workshop can be a great start.
5. If you know someone who often goes fishing, ask if it would be okay to join them.
If joining a workshop seems overwhelming, why don’t you join the people you know who love to go fishing instead? If you think you’ll be more comfortable learning and trying fishing with them, then that’s better.
Also, it would be a great time to bond and catch up with them as well. If you know someone who loves fishing, be their company if it’s fine with them. It can be easier to learn how to fish and understand why people find it fun if you know the person who’s explaining it to you.
6. If you want to practise the value of patience, use fishing as an excuse to try it.
Last but not least, if you’ve been wanting to learn how to be more patient, then use it as an excuse to try fishing. A lot of anglers and fishermen say that fishing teaches you to be patient. You need to have a great sense of patience since the activity is mostly passive.
If you think you need to be more patient, maybe the activity can help you. Aside from being strategic with your skills, you also need to have a lot of patience. After all, you’re waiting for a catch to bite your bait. You can’t make the fish bite your bait just because you want them to.
Also, the waiting part helps you appreciate your catch — if you ever have one. The anticipation, disappointments, and willingness to try again makes the activity exciting and rewarding. So, if you want to practice being more patient, use it as an excuse to convince yourself to try it.
If none of these points convinces you, maybe trying is the only way.
If you still can’t seem to think that these points are enough to convince you, maybe you just have to do it. After all, you’ll never know if you like it or not unless you give it a try first. If you’ve been curious about fishing for as long as you can remember, that reason is enough to give it a try.
Who knows, maybe it will become your favourite hobby in the world. If not, at least you gave it a chance. What other factors do you think will convince others to go fishing? If you have any ideas, feel free to share them below.
About the author:
Bianca Banda is a writer for Shop Marine, an online marine store that offers the best boat accessories and fishing equipment that you need. All items sold by Shop Marine are Australia service guaranteed and are marine quality warranty.