Does your son hate the fact that you are into fishing as a hobby? Does he have issues with the amount of time you spend in the streams or lakes fishing during your leisure time? I bet you wish you had a way of getting him to come around and stop being disinterested about fishing or even better get him to join you in occasional fishing trips. Lucky for you you do not have to look any further, you are about to get some great advice.
Ideas on how to get your son to show interest in fishing.
1). Start small
Before you dive headfirst with your son to fly fishing on wild rivers, start with the small easy calm ponds or lake shores. Remember when you make the activity more complicated your son may become overwhelmed and give up or show less interest in fishing all together. You should also try to employ simple basic fishing techniques and equipments. For beginners in small scale fishing you can introduce your son to the non-tangle telescopic fishing rod which can be purchased from a local stall. The rod usually prevents lines from getting tangled. Also, make sure you get a good fish finder – he’ll love the fact that you guys will use ‘technology’ to find fish.
2). Keep it short and simple
Children tend to get disinterested real fast. If you want your son to have great memories on fishing activities from the onset, try to keep it short and simple in that you son can offer maximum attention to fishing and as soon as you see him show signs of disinterest let him pick the next event he wants to engage in. This way your aon does not feel as if the fishing is imposed on him. Imposed activities tend to attract less attention from children
3). Small simple competitions
With the aim of keeping your son as interested in fishing as much as possible you can choose to introduce simple competitions that culminate in you rewarding his success with some of his best cravings like candy. With this you can be sure that tour son will be looking forward to the next fishing activity hence slowly developing a liking for fishing.
4). Family fishing tradition.
Make it a tradition to occasionally have family fishing excursions at different interesting places. Having your son to realize that fishing is can be undertaken as a family event will get him interested in this family tradition. As time goes on he will develop a liking to it.
5). Patience and encouragement.
Try to encourage your son in even the slightest of achievements when it comes to fishing, this acts as a great motivation to them. If it is taking time to develop interest just keep being patient. Remember Rome was not built in a day.
Other points to keep in mind include:
6). Always allow your son to express himself without to much rules
7). With permission from their parents, invite some of his friends to enjoy the fishing together.
8). Carry snacks to fishing as a motivation to give a tasty direction to his fishing.
As a conclusion always remember to take fishing is the whole experience, starting right from when you leave the house with your son right to getting back. Keeping that in mind, if you intend for your son to go fishing again, try to get him motivated for the fishing trip and make sure that they do enjoy their first dip into the water.
Do not go fishing on a day that is prone to experience a bad weather like ( very hot days, heavy rainfall, bitting cold). In addition, come up with inventive ways to make the trip special. Remember at the end of it all, the main aim is to make sure that your son can associates fishing with fun.