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Fishing 101: Tips to get you started!

Fishing can be a relaxing and rewarding activity that allows you to spend time in nature, bond with friends and family, and potentially catch your own dinner. However, for beginners, fishing can also be a daunting and confusing experience with many different techniques, equipment, and types of fish to consider. If you're new to fishing and not sure where to start, this blog post will provide you with some essential tips and tricks to get you started on your fishing journey. From selecting the right gear to understanding basic fishing techniques, we'll cover everything you need to know to start fishing with confidence and success. So, grab your fishing rod and let's dive in!

Know Your Target Species

Before you head out to the water, make sure you know what species of fish you’re targeting. Different species of fish require different fishing techniques, so it pays to do your research. You can read about different fish species and see a selection of lures by clicking on the Shop by Species button below:

Choose the Right Gear 

The right equipment can make all the difference when it comes to fishing. Make sure you have the right rod, reel, line, lures and baits for the target species. 

Location, Location, Location 

Knowing where to fish is key to success. Look for areas where the fish are likely to be, such as structures, weed beds or deeper water. Local knowledge is always the best when it comes to catching fish, so make sure you call in to the local bait and tackle shop, or have a chat with fishos out on the water to find out what is biting and where. 

Time Your Trip

Timing is everything when it comes to fishing. Different species of fish feed at different times of the day, so make sure you’re out on the water at the right time. Check the tide times on weather websites, consider purchasing a Tide Times booklet that list bite times and read local fishing reports. You can read our Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports here.

Use the Right Bait 

Different species of fish are attracted to different baits. Make sure you’re using the right kind of bait for the species you’re targeting.

Be Patient 

Fishing takes patience. Don’t give up if you don’t get a bite right away. Keep trying different techniques and locations until you find the right spot. 

Fishing can be an incredibly rewarding pastime, and with the right knowledge and technique, you’ll soon be bringing in the big catch! Follow these fishing hints and tips to get the most out of your fishing trips and don’t forget to visit us in store if you need some more help. We are more than happy to help you find the right gear, the best bait, and if you’re lucky, Trent might even tell you where his secret fishing spots are!

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