Arrange bait/tackle for easy use and access and to also avoid stabbing yourself with hooks
Find yourself a decent sized pond that looks fairly clean and has insects on top of the water.
Avoid casting in brush or around shrubs so you don't get your hooks stuck.
Find a nice open area, avoid branches above to allow easy casting
How to tie a simple knot, better explained on my slideshow.
A side arm demonstration of how to cast, useful for having trees over head.
When fishing for small fish less of a set(pull) is needed for their smaller mouths and should hook themselves.
Enjoy the scenery.
To remove the hook from the fish, you should be gentle to prevent the hook to go further in the fishes mouth. If unable to release with your hand use pliers for a better grip.
When you feel a larger fish on the line, jerk the rod upwards to "set" the hook in the fishes mouth.
Go with friends lesser experienced to show them a good time or go with an expert to learn a trick or two.
Easy to pick up and really hard to put down.
And at most have some fun!
Share your Passion, thrill, and your stories real or fake :) Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach him how to fish feed him for a lifetime.