Fishing Adventures: Catch a Fish

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Learning to fish is an age old tradition, yet I never did. It makes me a little queasy really. My children are fascinated and when gifted a rod, reel and tackle box I knew it was one of those things we were just going to have to do. But I was scared……how does one tie all those complicated knots? What bait should we use?

My first source was YouTube and I found this easy video on tying a simple knot.

Bait? Argh, how would I deal with that one? First of all I went to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (check your state legislation) to see what we could and couldn’t use and then took a trip to our local Fishing Tackle shop to find what would be best in our local waters and purchase our recreational license.

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Geared up, bait secured and a hot tip from the locals at tackle shop and we were on our way.

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We sat for hours talking, reeling our rods in and casting them out again. We didn’t catch a single fish. I was rather happy about that as to be honest, I was quite unsure what to actually do with the fish if we caught it.

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The kids were happy too. Apparently this just means we will need to go again….soon.

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