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Fishing for information

RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey All!

I've recently started watching the TV show River Monsters, and am now hooked. (no pun intended)

Because of the fishing on this show, my wife and I have decided that we are going to take up fishing as a hobby. I know that we aren't going to catch any of the kinds of fish that are on River Monsters, but we are looking forward to days on the river banks in the summer where we can just relax, catch the occasional fish and spending time together as a family with our infant daughter.

I've fished in the past, although it's been nothing more than me buying a rod that's on sale, and some expensive lures. Surprisingly (not), I've never caught anything, and I've lost all of those lures.

If there's one thing that River Monsters has taught me, it's that you need to be educated about the kinds of fish you're hoping to catch, as well as know your fishing equipment if you hope to have any success. (And the occasional blessing from a witch doctor doesn't hurt either ;-).)

Do any of you fish? Where are some good fishing websites to learn the basics? Do any of you live in the Calgary, AB area and have some tips on good spots?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Rderdall on

Xbox Gamertag: GAMB1NO325Xi


  • DaltonCarlDaltonCarl Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I started a thread for fishing yesterday with some helpful stuff:

    also [http://www.takemefishing.org/] has some good stuff on how to pick up different types of fishing, and if your looking to buy anything 'Dick's Sporting Store' has a lot of great beginner poles and what not.

  • RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Thanks! I never thought to look in SE++ for helpful information :) I have since also learned that going to my local sporting goods store and talking to the guy in the fishing gear section was the best thing I could have done. That guy was the biggest help ever. He answered all of my questions, and spent almost a half hour with me talking about what to use, how to fish, and where to go.


    Xbox Gamertag: GAMB1NO325Xi
  • DaltonCarlDaltonCarl Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Big Congrats man! and Best of luck with the fishing for the fishies!

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