Universally, the term “gone fishing” is associated with
vacations. In that case planning a fishing vacation should be
nothing more then a natural choice. Fishing combines sport,
relaxation, communing with nature and free food and hence
qualifies as the perfect vacation. From a weekend trip to the
closest lake front camping ground to an adventurous and long
packaged tour to the best fishing locales of the world, one has
plenty of choices that could be made.
While planning a long fishing vacation, there are a couple of
obvious choices to be made. First one being what type of fishing
is most appealing. The most basic breakdown here is a choice
between freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Fishing vacations come in various sizes and forms. They can be
started with loading your car with fishing rods and sleeping
bags or calling a travel agent or professional fishng guide.
These trips can be taken all the year round. Although the first
thought is generally to catch the bass biting at the very onset
of spring or the blues running in autumn. Trips can be made
absolutely anytime of the year, even in the dead of the winter,
just in case he angler has no aversions to cutting holes in the
A properly planned vacation can be fun for all, irrespective of
whether you are a novice or a very serious sportsman. The only
essential purchase required is the fishing license, rest all can
be rented. Rods and reels, boats and crews, which can even cater
lunch, can be rented out.
It can be a way for families to spend time together while
simultaneously enjoying the outdoors. Although the idea of
skewering worms onto hooks may sound gross yet the vacation can
be fun for the entire family. Fishing is a leisurely pastime and
you don’t have to excel at it to enjoy, and a total beginner
might be just as good or even more than a seasoned pro.
Just because you are vegetarian, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun
while fishing. One may use catch and release techniques for the
fun of the sport.
While as said earlier, their can be several ways of going for
fishing, however packaged tours certainly has some advantages.
Best part here being that all the essentials are included right
in the price. One need not carry all the equipment around, and
thus the trip becomes more fun. Along with the trip, the
vacationer also gets the expertise of the trip provider. Thus
one need not hunt around for the best ‘fishing hole’ and thus
the chances of returning empty handed are considerably reduced.
Also at fairly reasonable prices one may also get lunch included
in the package deal.
Toughest decision to be made while planning a trip is, where to
go. Think globally as ther are plenty of scenic fishing spots
which are a real treat for anyone interested. British Columbia
in Canada boasts of beautiful wilderness and streams filled with
great number of fishes of an ample of species.
There are also the less exotic but easier on the pocket
destination which can be good value for money. Prices for
accommodations may range from 100$ to 300$. One may also like to
make it a learning experience, by opting for a Fishing School
package. It generally includes hands-on and personal tutoring
regarding the ins and outs of fishing. All the equipment is
provided by the school. Prices may be around 300$ per session ,
travel expenses excluded.
Mansi gupta writes about World News.