Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fishing Etiquette

There is a great deal of information about fishing etiquette on the internet and I certainly can't contribute much. Here you can find a pretty good list of things that a lot of anglers adhere to.

I've seen a lot of things over the years that could have been avoided. Arguments , threats and fights have all occurred over petty disputes. Things like this are ridiculous and usually end up ruining the day's fishing for everyone involved

Probably the most important thing to remember is that everyone who goes fishing does so for the same reason , to have fun. The best way to avoid arguments is by being respectful. Try to keep a reasonable distance between yourself and other anglers and avoid crossing lines.

Of course , anyone who has ever fished a busy pier or at Cape Point in North Carolina knows it's not always possible to avoid the crowd and the inevitable tangles that occur. It happens. Getting angry won't help. The best way to avoid getting tangled is to use the proper equipment. Heavier sinkers will hold your rigs in place when the water gets rough so they don't get tangled with other people's line. If another angler keeps crossing your line offer to help them out. You might make a friend.

Have a great weekend!

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