Your Guide To A Family Fishing Trip

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There’s always the need for family days out, and they can prove great ways to bond with your partner and children. With the summer coming up, many of us will be looking for things to do with the family. One activity we’re considering over the coming months is a family fishing day out, as Lewis has taken a keen interest in the water and fishing!

Fishing is not something that you need high amounts of energy for, nor are you going to need to be working hard for it to be fun – it’s a relaxing day with your family, and you can enjoy it how you like. That said, it’s not as simple as just turning up – you’re going to want to make sure you’re prepared! Here’s a few things to consider.

Getting Your Fishing Gear

When it comes to fishing gear, it heavily depends on what you’re aiming to catch, and where you’re going to be fishing. You want the right equipment for the right situation, so make sure wherever you’re going, you’ve got what you need for a great day of fishing.

Firstly, your bait is highly important if you’re looking to catch specific types of fish. There are plastic baits, live baits, lures – you’ll want to know what’s what.

If you’re completely unaware of what you’re doing, there’s a lot you can find online. For example, if you’re looking to catch some bass, you can check out a favorite setup among Bass anglers – it can be pretty useful to give you some tips on what you should be bringing with you.

You’ll also want to make sure you’re bringing chairs and such to keep you comfortable while you’re waiting for your catch to bite.

Picking a Great Spot

Your spot is entirely your preference, so long as it’s somewhere that you’ll actually be able to catch something. You also want to make sure that it’s legal to fish where you’re aiming to. Doing some research beforehand will tell you whether or not you can fish there, and if you might need a license to do so.

Picking somewhere tranquil can make the day that much better, and it’s nice to be secluded from everyone else when you’re just trying to spend the day with your loved ones. Whether it’s at a lake, a river, or the ocean – taking the time to find the right spot can really improve the quality of your day!

Packing Food For Everyone

Fishing is hungry work! You’ll be sitting around for a while, and you’re not going to want to have to leave your fishing gear to get something to eat. Bringing snacks and drinks is a must, and you’ll need it to keep you going.

You can’t expect to have to walk away shortly after getting there – it takes a long time to get results when you’re fishing, so you want to prepare to stay for a while!

Everyone has their preference for their days out, but it can be nice to just spend a day sitting around, enjoying nature, and catching some fish. Even if you’re not a fan of fish, you don’t have to keep what you catch! Many people throw their fish back into the water.

Got Something to Add?

Do you embark on family fishing trips? Have you any tips to share with us? Let us know in the comments section below.

Until next time, happy fishing and thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial and Lewis


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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