It might sound simple, but if you take your kids fishing and it is fun, they will be much more likely to be asking to go again.
Any pressure for them to catch fish straight away should be left out, and they should be allowed to explore and run around as they wish.
We all know that kids possess short attention spans, so there’s a good chance they’ll give up for a while around an hour.
Again, this isn’t time to be frustrated, but to encourage them and let them have fun.
The more relaxed they are, the longer they’ll start sitting with their rods in their hands as time goes by and the older they get,
Fishing isn’t only about fishing, it’s connecting with nature, and with each other which is important.
Children learn a lot from watching parents, on occasions, this isn’t the best thing so taking them fishing can be an excellent way to get away from stressful moments and they can learn the right stuff.
When your kids see you fishing, and how much you enjoy it, you should let them see how excited you get when you’ve caught a fish.
You should also show the other side of how patience is a virtue when you don’t have a bite, and you don’t give up.
They can quickly learn when they watch you cast, and how far you can cast using lures. Be sure to show them how frustrating it gets when your line becomes snagged without losing your temper.
Children will need plenty of encouragement when they first go fishing. So heading off to the spots where you go and sit peacefully for hours on end won’t be any good. Success needs to come to children as soon as possible.
Children will become bored quickly, and not having a bite will force this on quicker. You should aim to go where there is plenty of fish, so they are almost guaranteed to catch one or two.
Stocked lakes are ideal places for this, and to be sure you could always consider purchasing a cheap fish finder for this sole purpose.
Continue reading, How to Go Fishing with Kids and Have Fun from our friends at Nature Sport Central here.
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