Fishing for beginners - When to begin
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Winter fishing can be first class but it's not easy. The proud owner of a new fishing rod will naturally want to try it out at once. The right combination of weather and water conditions for a novice to catch are rare in a British winter. If it's too late and you're reading this because a well-meaning relative gave your child a poorly thought out present then I have included a few suggestions in Advice for Parents of Young Anglers
The best time to start a child fishing is:
Depending on how well the first few sessions went you might continue through the winter or pause until the spring.
If the first session goes well plan to repeat it several times in short succession. Two or three trips in a weekend break or a few more in a half-term holiday will reinforce the experience and move your child quickly through the stages where continual adult help is needed.
Unless stated otherwise: Everything in this site refers to fishing in the British Isles and similar northern European waters.