Rudimentary Knowledge You Must Have to Start Fishing

The foundations of fisheries were born due to the discovery of the creatures in the sea and lakes during the hunt and search for food. There is evidence that people developed fishing techniques 5-6 thousand years ago. The first written documents about fishing were found in Egypt in 2000 BC.

Fishing Types

We can divide fishing into two main branches as hunting and production. Moreover, there are three types of fishing; amateur, commercial, and hobby. They also diversify as freshwater and saltwater fishing.


Angling, one of the oldest methods in history, is also very popular today. It can be done from the shore by throw-pull way or from the sea with a boat. The most crucial issue in angling is which fish is at what depth; At the same time, the fish’s swimming speed and the diet of the fish must be known. 

Basic Fishing Gears

Fishing is the best way to relax after a hard-working week, get away from the city’s hustle and bustle, and rest your mind. But if this hobby is new to you, you might be a little confused about fishing gear. Because there are numerous types of fishing gear, machines, pins, reels, and accessories on the market, and each one has its characteristics. The basics and materials we have prepared can be a guide for you at the beginning.

Fishing rod and reel

Fishing Rods is a tool made of flexible but durable material (typically fibreglass or graphite) to allow you to throw your line further and more profound. Fishing rods can be classified according to their strength, sensitivity, movement (bending ability), and taper. Choosing the right one for you should depend on the type of hunting you are going to do. If you are just new, you can use a medium fishing rod to catch different kinds of fish and quickly feel when the fish bit the bait. The ideal length of a fishing line should be about 30 cm longer than your height.

A fishing reel is a tool attached to your fishing line to help you wind your fishing line and pull your prey. It is light, economical, and easy to use. It is handy for fishing from shore, pier, or boat.

Fishing Line 

When you buy a new reel, you will have taken the line with it, but the line may be bitten, broken, or entangled by a firm fish. Because of that this reason, you should always have extra ropes with you. Harsh environmental conditions require more solemn and more assertive lines, while clean waters typically require thin and transparent ones, so your fish don’t run away from them. You can also use monofilament threads that are user-friendly and easy to knot.


Besides the line, you should stock up a variety of fish needles to catch different sized fish. When using live bait, small needles are more comfortable to insert into a fish’s mouth than large ones. The hoop pins are ideal for beginners. It is attached to the corner of the fish’s mouth, and you can easily remove it. There ample types of needles are available, such as single, double, circle, and triple. If you are a tyro at fishing then it’s best to start with a single needle. Needle sizes range from 32 (smallest) to 19/0 (most massive).


Of course, bait is what you need to attract fish. The best option is to live food usually. Different types of fish come in various kinds of food. The most common bait is a worm; almost every freshwater fish eats the worm. Other options include maggot, corn, bread, or a piece of sausage. Apart from this, you can also use artificial feeds. The variety of meals makes it easier for some fishermen to catch certain fish species and enables them to be successful in different weather and water conditions. For example, light-coloured food is ideal for sunny days and clear water, while you can use dark food on cloudy days and cloudy water.