Find yourself a large body of water. Preferably inhabited with fish. This is where the recommended form of boat transportation comes in handy. As a novice do not feel ashamed of hitching a ride.
Note: don't make the novice mistake of bringing a banana (or 3) on board. According to my very own Francesco Schettino, it brings "bad luck"...
For those with a pasty complexion - this is a must. A hearty lathering of 70 proof is what is required if you're say staring at the water all day long. Note how it is waterproof...
No novice fisherman is complete without some degree of authentic fishing apparel. A wise $3 investment. Keeps the elitist bassholes (yea, fishing slang) at bay.
Now you're on the lake, hopefully in a boat, SPF protected, and looking quite dashing, open your tin of worms and pick the fattest one to hook on to your line.
Not for the squeamish. You have to impale the wiggly bugger a few times over in order for it to (a) remain on the hook (b) look appetizing enough for passing bluegill.
Next, hold the button down on your rod and prepare to bring your arm back above your head to almost a 45 degree angle...
... As you cast forward and back over your head, release the button and let your line fly forth into the deep blue/green/brown yonder.
Occasionally one might have to reel in and repeat the aforementioned steps on casting
Eventually, hopefully this will happen! "Great success"!
Depending on your level of humanity, feel free to pose with said fish and throw it back, or if you have access to a deep fryer and someone who can filet it...good on you.