Relaxing yet challenging, fishing is a great hobby to have. But with many things, starting a new hobby is easiest when you’re young. You may remember how your parents took you out for your first fishing trip, but what about your own kids? How do you instill in them the same love of fishing that you have? Here are a few tips to get you started.
When you take your child fishing for the first time, this is not the opportunity to go out at 4am for an all-day trip. Kids don’t like waking up early. Plus, they have shorter attention spans. It’s better to keep your first few fishing trips short, such as for an hour, for the first few times. As your child becomes older and more experienced, you can lengthen your fishing trips.
Plan other activities
Even if you keep your fishing trip short, your kids might still get bored waiting for their first catch. Instead, keep things fun by letting them enjoy other activities. They can skip rocks, play in the water, and chew on some snacks if they get tired of standing by their rod. The important thing is that you keep them entertained so that they associated fishing with fun trips with their parents rather than something long and boring.
Check the weather
No one wants to fish in bad weather, but especially not your kids. Be sure that the weather is near perfect before you head up. Check the forecast in the days leading up to your trip, and then check it again the day-of.