How to Fishing: Basics

by Andy Kuoch

Ever have a nice pond near your house and wanted to try fishing? Here's a quick guide to get you out quick and catch fish!


  • Fishing Poles(s)
  • Fishing Hooks
  • Bait (fake worms, dough, worms)
  • Fishing String
  • Weights and Bobbers
  • Friends??
  • Pliers and Knives
  • Fishing License
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather supplies

    Step 2

    Arrange bait/tackle for easy use and access and to also avoid stabbing yourself with hooks

    Step 3

    Find yourself a decent sized pond that looks fairly clean and has insects on top of the water.

    Step 4

    Avoid casting in brush or around shrubs so you don't get your hooks stuck.

    Step 5

    Find a nice open area, avoid branches above to allow easy casting

    Step 6

    How to tie a simple knot, better explained on my slideshow.

    Step 7

    A side arm demonstration of how to cast, useful for having trees over head.

    Step 8

    When fishing for small fish less of a set(pull) is needed for their smaller mouths and should hook themselves.

    Step 9

    Enjoy the scenery.

    Step 10

    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.

    Step 11

    When you feel a larger fish on the line, jerk the rod upwards to "set" the hook in the fishes mouth.

    Step 12

    Go with friends lesser experienced to show them a good time or go with an expert to learn a trick or two.

    Step 13

    Easy to pick up and really hard to put down.

    Step 14

    And at most have some fun!

    Step 15

    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.