Recreational fishing is a great pastime for families, because it offers them the opportunity to bond. One of my favorite childhood memories is fishing with my father on our vacations to North Carolina's Outer Banks. My father introduced me to fishing when I was about 8 years old, and it became our activity of choice on all our vacations. Even to this day, we often laugh about our experiences and reminisce about the ones that got away.
Families can take a fishing trip to a local stream or lake, or plan to go fishing on an upcoming vacation. If you're searching for a great spot to take your family, check out The Fishing Network. This website offers information on fishing, blog links, and details on some of the best fishing spots in the nation. If you're located in California, this site provides reports and information on a variety of freshwater and saltwater locations. Take Me Fishing's "Fishing With Your Family" section is also a good resource.
If you've never fished before, don't let that deter you. It's very easy to learn. Take a look at these Beginners/Instruction tips. You'll also find that the staff at piers, bait shops, and other fishing supplies stores are more than happy to give you advice. Depending upon where you live, you might try freshwater fishing, fly fishing, or saltwater fishing. Each has its own thrill. There are many techniques used to catch fish for fun. Just remember to enjoy the day and the fishing ethics of not to take more fish than you need. Some of the best fisherman catch fish for the sport of it, then release them unharmed.
So if you'd like to create some special memories with your family this fall, grab a fishing pole and take your kids to the ocean, or to your local stream or lake. Don't let this one get away - make plans for your family fishing trip soon.