Going fishing for relaxation is not the whole story. Fishing is also a sport, and can be very competitive. It can also be dangerous, exhilarating, and sometimes just boring. However it is always addictive, and once bitten by the sport, you will probably be a fisherman for life.
Occasionally, being so serious about fishing comes with superstitions as you wonder what could go wrong or right, what did you do the last time that helped you to catch so many fish, and how do you do the same again.
The good thing is that it can be a great excuse, a way to get out from the city, at which point letting loose and having fun becomes a priority.
What to take & where to go
Fishing is a task requiring some basic skills and equipment. Take a fishing line, find a boat or a shoreline and get to work. A river bank can be a great place too. Make sure you have your raincoat, because of the splashing water and changeable weather. And wear shoes or boots that are waterproof if you will be dipping your feet into the water. Carry a coolbox too if you are to bring home the catch.
What to avoid
Never go alone if you are going on a boat. You do not want to stall alone in the middle of a lake. It happens, and can put your life at risk, so stay safe, tell people where you will be, and go with a friend. Besides more people make your leisure time memorable.
If you are new to fishing there are many books, tv shows, websites available to help you learn this great pasttime. One of the best websites I would recommend is www.howtocatchanyfish.com.
There is a lot of information on all types of fishing to help. The video below is something that shows the sort of fishing you can enjoy in Scotland.
Fishing is a geat sport, a hobby, and something that you can enjoy your whole life. I recommend it to anyone looking for a new hobby. Maybe you have retired and have some time on your hands, or just a youngster looking for a skill to learn. Start here and enjoy your fishing journey.