On the Water

10 Tips for Teaching a Kid to Fish

The objective is simple: Have fun!
By Dan Armitage
Published: April 1, 2003
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Photo by Dan Armitage
Chances are, if you fish now as an adult, it all began when you were handed a cane pole or a miniature Zebco rod-and-reel combo as a child. You had fun hanging out with your dad, Uncle Greg or Grandma Norah.  You may have even caught a fish. And you wanted to go again. And again. And again.
    Indeed, studies show that most people who fish on a regular basis today were first introduced to the sport by the time they reached age 12, and the majority of children are taught how to fish by an adult family member.
    Perhaps you’d like to give something back to the sport by introducing a child to the joys of jigging, the fun of fishing … the travails of trolling? Well, you get the idea.
    As a dad, angler and professional educator who conducts kids fishing clinics at sport shows across the nation, I offer my Top 10 Tips for you to keep in mind when you have the opportunity to introduce a child – of any age – to angling.
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