You Won’t Get It Right, Right Away
If you are relatively new to fishing, then you may find that it is considerably more difficult than it looks. After all, there is no shortage of people who look at the basic concept and think that it looks pretty simple.
Cast line, wait, reel in the fish. Simple. What could be easier? On the first attempt, one will usually find that this is so far from being the truth that it is simply embarrassing.
In actual fact, there is so much more to fishing that it can take years to get good at it.
As with anything, technique in fishing will only come with practice.
You can watch instructional videos and read any number of books and online guides, but the truth of the matter is that actually doing something can take a lot more mental effort than running through it in your mind, and will definitely be a lot more physically draining.
It is well worth informing yourself on details beforehand, but once you have done that you are simply ready to start learning properly as opposed to being a master of the craft.
The only way that you really master fishing as a pursuit is by having the experience to know what to do in any situation.
Angling can present you with any number of seemingly intractable situations, and if you have not experienced them before – or anything like them – then it is obvious that you will have great difficulty getting through them.
Therefore you must hone your technique, and this is something that will only come with repeated practice.