You might not be able to be out on the bank at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop fishing altogether. Your garden is the perfect place to practise your fishing techniques, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a pond (sorry fish)! Here are some fishing skills that you can practise at home and even get the whole family involved.
Grab a bucket, hula hoop or anything that makes a circle to create a target and practise casting the line within that target. Make it harder by decreasing the size of the circle and increasing the distance. If you have a pond then you could even practice catching your own fish or place other objects in there if you don’t want to harm your own fish!
Are your knot tying skills up to scratch? To make sure your tackle doesn’t slip off the line, it’s important to have a tight knot. Click here for some of the best fishing knots and click here for the 4 most effective rigs that every angler should know. Why not get the kids involved too and make it a challenge to see who can tie the best knot the fastest!
This isn’t necessarily a skill, but it’s something that many of us are yet to get the hang of. How many of you have lures and hooks spilling out of your pockets? Now is the perfect time to get organised and tidy up that tackle box. If you don’t have a tackle box, here’s some of our favourites:
Get creative in the kitchen and make your own bait. There’s nothing more satisfying than landing a great catch using your own homemade bait! Find out how to make you own cheese paste or even how to make your own boilies.
There are lots of great fishing videos on YouTube, so here’s our list of favourite fishing YouTube channels:
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing, then this is the perfect opportunity! Click here to watch all the episodes – it’s a guaranteed laugh!
If you fancy a quiet afternoon of reading, then why not read our blogs. We have plenty of fishing tips and tricks, to get you ready for the big return to the bank. Here’s a few of our top reads: