If you like outdoors, especially shallow or deep waters, fishing could be one hobby you might contemplate. Of late, the hobby is becoming expensive, with the costs of rods, lines, hooks and tackles going up. Add to that the costs of booking a fine fishing holiday at a decent location. Fishing, angling, trawling, trapping, etc are all techniques of various kinds. The most usual technique that hobbyists seek is angling.
Fresh water fishing is the most sought after hobby of holiday seekers. People who don’t have this emotional attachment to fishing might think it a waste to visit other countries solely for the purpose of fishing –anglers know better. They spend much time, money and effort to catch a special fish – either edible or inedible. Whatever you look for – an exotic species, the heaviest catch or fishing at the most celebrated fishing locations, the choices are endless. You still have thousands of lakes and rivers not fished, even if you spend your whole life fishing in a new location every day – although it can bore you to death.
Trout fishing, fly fishing, bass fishing, ice fishing, carp fishing, game fishing, catch and release fishing, salt water fly fishing, kayak sport fishing, the choices for an engaging holiday are endless. You can just go fishing on yourself or compete against other anglers, on the race to the longest or heaviest fish. Or maybe you go open seas, hunting for tuna, sharks, mackerel, etc with your big game fishing competition and adventures. Maybe you take the fish home for a delicious meal of give it away for others in case you don’t want to eat your catch.
Fishing locations are usually recognised by local authorities and you should be knowledgeable about the locations where you can fish. Before going fishing, you should also get a clear idea about the restrictions you have – including the maximum fish (by weight) one can catch in a day and the restrictions to catch a specific species. Strictly following the guidelines is important, as you don’t want uncomfortable and unwanted moments later.
Fish species data, rivers and streams, fishing forecasts and fishing reports are also published on a regular basis by the organizations and travel agents that offer fishing holidays. If looking for salt water fishing, you might also take a look at the tide charts and forecasts. It is not just about getting the forecasts and guidelines – it is also about application of the information to ensure a memorable fishing experience. You can spend the whole time without a single fish or can get more than you are legally allowed to catch in a matter of 30 minutes. It is not always about the techniques you use – it is also (sometimes) about the luck you have.
Fishing holidays can always guarantee you some good time, enjoying the freshness of nature and the thrills of chasing a dream. Let fishing be in your itinerary, in the next vacation you are planning.