Steps To Start Angling

Steps To Start Coarse Fishing

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Angling is a great sport! It has many mental and physical benefits and can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle by being outdoors and active. You may not have Angled before and are wondering how you start and what is the best way to do this. At Taskers Angling we have put together some steps to help you begin your fishing journey, in particular when it comes to catching Coarse fish, the most common type of Angling which means catching fish in areas like rivers, canals and lakes. 


1. Visit A Store

A good place to start is by visiting an Angling store. This will help you get the basic equipment that you need including rods, reels and bait. When starting it is best to keep it simple and get what you need. Our Liverpool Store offers a range of great products that will help you get started and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in getting started. 


2. Join A Fishing Club/Find A Venue 

This is a great avenue when it comes to learning the practicalities of how to fish. A lot of fishing clubs will arrange events for new and young Anglers in order to teach the basics of the sport. Such clubs could also help to provide a social element to your angling as you are likely to meet new people who you can learn off. If you do not want to join a club then there are hundreds of venues nationwide. In Merseyside where we are based there is a rich selection of venues that offer a mixture of competitive and leisure fishing including Barnacre Fishery, Brooms Cross Fishery and Newbridge Fishing Lakes.

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3. Know Your Species 

In the UK there are around 25 common species of Coarse fish that can be found. In terms of which are the most popular Anglers will try and find they are Carp, Barbel, Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream and Catfish. There are many more though and looking to see which fish are stocked or common at your venue or fishing club is good preparation. Beware though that there are bylaws about the size and type of fish that you are able to keep. Most Coarse fishing venues will not allow you to take fish away with you and you must return the fish you catch to the water. If you want to catch and keep fish it may be best to try sea fishing. 


4. Basic Coarse Fishing Techniques  

There are a wide array of different techniques that can be used when it comes to Coarse fishing. To keep things simple we will stick to two for now, the first being Lure Fishing. This technique involves using a lure which is pulled through the water which imitates a small fish, worm or other creature that certain species will attack. The beauty of this technique for beginners is that it is not too timely to do and you do not need much tackle. The second is float fishing. This involves using a float made of cork, wood or plastic. The float is then attached to the line above the baited hook, then when a fish picks up the bait the float moves, indicating that you have a bite. 

We hope that this guide has been helpful in helping you to get started on your Angling journey. We want to encourage as many people to fish as possible and truly believe that fishing is for everyone. If you need any help with getting products or advice on what to get then please visit our store or give us a call on 01512606015