For those who love the great outdoors and relish being productive in their relaxation time, a fishing holiday is the perfect choice. Fishing is the perfect way to get in touch with your natural surroundings while catching something tasty that can be served up as your evening meal.
Even if you’re more interested in catching and then throwing your fish back, fishing can be an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with children and old friends. If you’re interested in booking a fishing holiday, read on for helpful hints on how to prepare.
Make sure you have the appropriate documentation before you start your holiday to avoid disappointments. No one wants to arrive and realize that they aren’t allowed to fish. You can buy a rod license for migratory and non-migratory fish online or from your local Post Office. It’s always worth doing a bit of research to ensure that you have the necessary authorization before you set off.
Every fisher needs a rod. These can be purchased to suit a wide variety of skill requirements and will depend on the type of fish you want to catch. Buy your rod from a high quality retailer like Fishing Hut, to ensure that you have the best chance of success while on the water. You will also need tackle, baits, hooks and lines.
Don’t forget to bring a bucket and a storage container packed with ice to hold your catch. You can, of course, fish from the shoreline, but if you want to go out on the water, think about hiring a small boat or a kayak.
Beginner fishers should fish with an experienced angler the first couple of times. They will be able to show you the ropes and teach important skills so that you are able to make the best use of your angling time. Don’t forget to pack a change of clothes in case you get wet at any point during the day.
It’s wise to wear waterproof boots and a raincoat, particularly if the weather is changeable. You will probably spend much of the day in one spot, so a camping chair, sunglasses, a hat and high factor sunscreen are useful additions to your pack. In the UK it is illegal to leave your rods unattended for any period of time, so make sure you have plenty to eat and drink with you.
More guidelines for fishing along canals and rivers in the UK can be found online.