How to teach children to love fishing? A practical guide for parents

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                    Fishing is a great hobby!
                                    
                            
                    From what age do you start fishing?
                                                            

                    Teach your child to let go of fish
                                    
                    

                            
                    Mandatory conditions for successful fishing
                                                            

                    Fish often!
                                    
                            
                    How to catch a lot of fish? Simple advice
                                    
                            
                    Comfortable conditions for fishing
                                    
                            
                    Do not force to catch
                                    
                            
                    Get fishing together
                                    
                            
                    Start with the simplest gear.
                                    
                            
                    Paid ponds, family fishing
                                    
                            
                    Give personal gear
                                    
                            
                    Familiarity with literature and video
                                    
                            
                    Pokatushki on the boat
                                    
                            
                    Prohibited tricks or until mom knows
                                    
                    

                            
                    Love nature – your mother!

The day spent fishing on account of life does not go! A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work! Many correct and capacious sayings exist that accurately reflect the essence of this beautiful hobby. Happy is the man who once and for all got sick with such a wonderful hobby like fishing.

Fishing for float fishing

Fishing is a great hobby!

Fishing is not just a hobby, fishing from a pond. This is a broad concept, which includes outdoor recreation, love for the beautiful – to the river, sea, scarlet sunsets and foggy dawn, gear preparation, study of literature, meticulous gear making, maintenance of fishing equipment and so on. Very extensive, quite expensive, but very pleasant and useful hobby, which brings up in a teenager a lot of positive qualities and correct character traits. Especially in our “computer age”, when most children disappear into the blue screens of monitors, tablets and smartphones. The disease of the 21st century progresses by leaps and bounds, and this personally, as a parent, worries me greatly. It is difficult to imagine what personal qualities would have been brought up in me if my grandfather had not given me the passion for fishing since my childhood, and with it many bright moments, thousands of hours spent alone with nature, with a fishing rod on the river bank, starry nights by the fire and in the deaf taiga.

Men fishing by the fire

Enough lyrics, now let's move to the main thing 🙂

From what age do you start fishing?

I, as a father with many children, believe that as soon as you came out with the child on the street, and he began to realize the world around him, from this age nothing prevents him from taking him and his mother to the riverbank for a few hours. Let him watch from the outside process. It is not necessary to give him a "heavy" fishing rod in his hands and dirty worms. It will only be better if, to begin with, your child is interested in what is happening, he will see how you fish from the outside. Feel your joy and emotions. Then he will pull the bait from your hands.

In this case, of course, you should not sit with a gloomy and serious expression of face in anticipation of a bite, but completely radiate emotions and show delight from the capture of the silver fish. Children are very well perceived and react to emotions, so if dad and mom will rejoice at the caught fish, they will immediately take over this mood, and after a few bites they will squeeze the next and following fish, and then they will want to pull it out.

At the very first of this stage, you should show your child that it is fun, healthy and mischievous.

We catch a bleak with children

Photos from the personal archive. Tanya is 2.5 years old, but she is already pulling the bait from her dad.

Teach your child to let go of fish

Already from this age, you can show your child that you defiantly let go of the fish without harming it. At a very early age, children still do not understand that a fish dies without water, but if your offspring has already grown up, he may have such questions. There is pity, unwillingness to catch her and cause her harm. This also happens. Therefore, I advise from a very early age in the form of a fun game to show the child the mechanism of catching. Yes, and all the fish you can let the millet, why do you need a bony little thing?

Mandatory conditions for successful fishing

How to start the learning process? What specific steps to take? How not to make mistakes?

Fish often!

The first and most banal advice 🙂 Say what you like, but you have to show your child how to go fishing when the fish bite! This is important in the first 2-3 of your joint trips to the reservoir. It is necessary for the child to become interested and understand what is going on in general and what is the point of all of this. It can be a long time later to explain to the child that now the fish does not bite, the weather is not the same, or next time it will be fun – it's all from the evil one. Just bring the child to the river and show how much fun you are carrying one fish after another, and not just sit on the beach for half an hour and wait for a bite. Children can not concentrate their attention for a long time, especially if it does not cause any interest and emotions. Do not make the most simple and primitive mistakes, understand child psychology a little deeper.

Having visited 2-3 unsuccessful fishing trips, without the right emotional background, your child will lose interest and the desire to “go fishing” for a long time.

Video from the phone from the personal archive. We catch a bleak on the river. Yin

How to catch a lot of fish? Simple advice

The easiest way to catch a stable and a lot of fish – is to master catching bleak on the float. This is exactly what I advise always and everything for the first trips. It does not matter if you catch yourself spinning or feeder – you have a goal, and you go fishing with your child to show him the excitement, and not to enjoy it yourself. You will get pleasure later when your son or daughter starts to fish you;)

Collect the easiest tackle: a gram float, tie a hook to the thinnest line on the thinnest line, plant 1-2 maggots and let it go 20 cm from the surface … As a bait, you can use a regular decoy slightly moistened with water , or special dusty prikormki from the store – "Bleak", "Roach". It is important to knead them so that when the stress is on the water, they crumble immediately, rather than sinking to the bottom with a stone. Bleak is a schooling fish that feeds on the surface itself, which is why it is also called a headboard.

Fishing for float fishing

Vlad catches a bleak on the float on the river. Yin

Thank God, for the last few years, bleak in our area can be bagged. It bites without ceasing and is not particularly dependent on weather and atmospheric pressure. You do not need to know special skills and fishing places. I catch her with children both on the bank of the Ob River, in small lulls behind bushes, on the edge of the current, and on Ina, almost everywhere. This is the easiest and most effective way to catch fish often! Show the child a real bite, and not screw up sitting without bites, because "the weather is not the same" and "north wind." Bleak do not care! Never before have my children left without a catch from a pond when we purposefully went to catch this brisk fish.

If there is no bleak in your pond, start with fishing for roach, minnows or other small schooling, and not very shy fish, float fishing rod. It is better if it is a standing reservoir, where the child does not need to constantly move the tackle. It's great if you know places where the crucians are biting steadily, or you can catch a bream from the shore. It is better to plan such opportunities and postpone for 3-4 joint departure for fishing. Thus, the increasing cause even more interest and emotions from catching a larger fish – your child will be delighted and fishing will certainly “hook” him.

Comfortable conditions for fishing

The second important point that you should take into account is the comfortable conditions in the reservoir. First of all, of course, this is good weather. Well, you are unlikely to go into the rain and a gusty cold wind with a child to go fishing. But about the presence of mosquitoes and mosquitoes, for some reason, many parents forget. Do not make their mistakes. Blood-sucking reptiles in 10 minutes will discourage any desire and love for fishing. At least, while this love has not yet fully taken its place in the children's heart. I strongly advise against starting fishing in the midst of the mosquito season. It is better to be patient for a month, wait until the bloodsuckers retreat and spend time comfortably with the child on his first fishing trip. It will be much better than to fill up with “reftamide” and brush off the annoying insects. Do not show your child the first time that fishing has some negative sides.

Baby bitten by insects

Do not force to catch

Do not force the child to take the bait, put on the worms and make casts – just because you went fishing and this is a prerequisite of the process. With the right approach, the child himself must snatch the bait from your hands and want to fish as cool as you do. Better show him genuine emotions and excitement. I can no longer explain to my 2.5 year old daughter that she is still too early to wave a fishing rod. She pulls the tackle out of her hands and wants to fish herself, and not watch me do it.

Sons learn how to fish

The first fishing for spinning with sons. Showing how to catch pike.

Get fishing together

Get together before fishing. Well, if already at this stage you can attract the attention of the child, show how you assemble the rigging, tie the hooks and ship the float. The latter, by the way, quite attracts children's attention, albeit not for long. If you are in the country, dig up the worms together, show by example that they are not as scary and vile as it may seem at first glance. Knead the bait together. In principle, this all can entice a child with the right and sensitive approach. It is necessary that the child not only be present nearby and see what is happening – he will be so bored, but he will participate and be busy with the process. Ask him to bring you one, the other, hold, etc.

In the taiga with her son

In the taiga with my son. We knit gossip, we catch a grayling.

Start with the simplest gear.

Even if you want your child to learn in the same way as you spinning, you should not start with this method of fishing. It will be too difficult for him. If the catch will occur in ordinary urban conditions, and not in some "Eldorado", your child is unlikely to catch something, therefore, will not receive satisfaction and result. Such fishing is not very interesting for him. Children need caught fish – the result, the process of catching is not important to them yet – understand this.

Many memories from childhood have already faded into my memory, but I remember my first bream for 1,750, which I caught at the age of six years at the bottom bait, as I remember yesterday. Then not only the bream, which was colossal for me, pecked, but I also “pecked”, caught fishing forever. Then there were already zacks, spinning rods, inertial coils and other difficult types of fishing … To which you need to sit down after the prepared and completely infected children;)

Paid ponds, family fishing

Well suited for the first family trips joint visits to paid reservoirs. Where there is a good, convenient approach to the shore, equipped piers, gazebos, etc. Just choose the places where there really is a fish. On some farms there are special ponds-cages, where the concentration of fish is maximum. This will be your backup option if you can't catch anything in the main pond. Do not neglect this option.

It is better if there are a lot of small fish in the pond, for example, a crucian, which the child can regularly catch while in comfortable conditions. You do not need large carp and carp on the feeder, leave it for the next time when your scion is settled.

Combine a picnic, kebabs and fishing. Just make sure that it was, above all, fishing, and not a picnic. Often an error creeps in here. If your child quickly loses interest in fishing, and runs to the company to the mother and brazier, better next time eliminate the picnic, the company and the mother – focus his attention on fishing.

Fishing with his wife and children on spinning

Family departure for fishing. The river gave a good bite!

Give personal gear

After your child is a little interested, give him a gift – buy a float fishing pole and an initial set of gear (float, fishing line, hooks, sinkers and boxes in which it can be stored). It is important that this is his personal gear – serious toys. This will strengthen his first encounter with fishing.

It is very important that the first fishing rod is as light as possible. About 4 meters, no need to buy a long rod. The shorter it is, the easier it will be to manage and learn to throw the bait. I beg you, do not buy the child the cheapest Chinese telescope, spend some more money and get a lighter rod. The difference is not so great, but the effect will be completely different. A little man will be much easier and more pleasant to learn to manage such gear, make the correct casts and do not get tired ahead of time.

Familiarity with literature and video

Begin to acquaint the child with the fishing literature. If it is very small, then with colorful illustrations. Call the types of fish, memorize them. Okunek, pike, karasik – my youngest child has already learned the main species composition before the name of the toys 🙂 Already at the first fishing season he will know and shout to the whole beach who you caught – it's great!

Show your child an interesting video instead of the next cartoon where the angler pulls out a fish, she boldly resists. Video, where a bite is visible in close-up and the fish resists when dredging. In this case, emotionally accompany the comments happening.

Tanya enthusiastically watches a video about fishing.

Pokatushki on the boat

If you have a boat, arrange fun pokatushki for children, which then unobtrusively go into fishing from the shore. If the ship is not, try to negotiate with friends who have it, ride families. I have not seen a single indifferent child after the first such events in his life. Tie fishing with the received emotions – this day will be remembered in the memory of your child and you will surely want to repeat it.

Children are delighted with the boat

Kids will be delighted with boat rides

Prohibited tricks or until mom knows

As an extreme option, you can use forbidden tricks. Let's say go fishing with a child instead of going to school. Once or twice, to get interested and get approval for fishing, you can resort to this step. But this is the case if your child treats fishing neutrally and without much interest.

Fishing was a success. Trophy kids

For kids and this is a trophy

Love nature – your mother!

Love in fishing is closely related to the love of nature. Teach your child to love not just fishing, but to appreciate and respect nature! Carefully treats her, do not litter, clean up after herself. Show by your example that you do not need to be greedy – take as much fish as you need for food, teach your children to think about the technogenic consequences for nature and the general future.

Teach children to love nature.

First time with my son in the taiga. We temper. Learning to love the beautiful.

I sincerely wish you success in raising new fishermen and fishermen, I hope this article will help you a little in this!

Amanda K. Benson

Author: Amanda K. Benson

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