10 Tips for Teaching a Kid to Fish
The objective is simple: Have fun!
April 1, 2003
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
Photo by Dan Armitage
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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