There is nothing worse than going on a trip to catch fish and coming back home empty handed. It gets even worse when you act high and mighty with your friends promising to bring back the biggest fish they have ever seen and return with nothing! What you probably didn’t know though was that you have not been paying attention to what you should not be doing to be able to at least have a chance of catching anything. So here are some of them that you need to know of.
Trying to wing it
Going fishing in Sydney might seem like the most chill thing to do without much effort at all. But what you didn’t realize is that although it may seem like that on the outside, there is so much you need to know and be prepared for beforehand, to at least have a chance of catching anything. So, in simple, winging it doesn’t work at all. You need to make sure that you have all that you need for this trip by your side, starting from hooks to baits to lines and even reels. If only you are prepared for any situation and have alternatives to switch to can you at least try your luck at this!
Have a plan
Just like with anything, even when it comes to something as simple as catching a couple fish, you need to have a plan. Think of what you are going to fish, where you are going to fish, how you are going to fish, whether you might need charter boats and such all need to be given thought before anything. There is a saying that only 10% of the water is occupied by the 90% of the fish, therefore you should be able to understand where the best points would be to cast your line, and having a plan for it helps a lot!
Owning a messy box
When it comes to catching fish, you need to always make sure that you are organized. The line that you use to cast your bait and hook your hook on to it very important in this entire process. Therefore, if it were all tangled up with the hooks and baits all messed up, you might have to set aside extra time to simply get everything set up and this might make the entire thing take even longer time than you would have ever thought. So always make sure that before you make this trip everything in your box is all organized and ready for action!
Don’t avoid the mush
Another common mistake many anglers make is avoiding the areas covered with mush. What you don’t know is that this is in fact the areas where the most fish are there. So if you are avoiding it simply because you don’t want to lose your bait or hook, then you might have think once again on using alternatives, because if you are trying to go around the area you are most likely not going to catch anything! Be smart in your game and outsmart the fish, to be able to make the most out of your time and effort on this trip!