As soon as you have decided that it is a hobby you would like to pursue there are lots of ways that you can find access aside from free fishing from jetties and piers.
Google meetup groups and see if there are any fishing meetups in your area. If you let people know you’re a beginner they are generally more than happy to provide tips on how best to begin. Attend meetups, read up on fundamentals (Google knows everything!) , and see YouTube videos for great information from other novices, to professionals.
Research the best rod and reel for you and off you go. Fishing tackle shops will have the ability to offer advice on equipment and you’ll pick up more tips on the way. Your equipment doesn’t have to be expensive, particularly for hobby fishing. Research reviews about the various size fishing rods, the sort of fish you will probably be following locally, and just make certain that you have an adequate quality reel. Prefilled handle boxes are a great way to start. A basic tackle box generally includes various sized hooks, sinkers, long-nosed pliers or other implement to handle fish safely, and a standard fishing line. There’s an array of these available based on the environment that you will be fishing in. Again, ask for advice.
Local fishing charters are a terrific way to get started before you spend time and money, as they generally provide all equipment and help with baiting hooks etc., and a great deal of general advice. The charters are a excellent outing either alone, or with family and friends and result in a very social atmosphere and a great learning environment.
Join a local fishing/angling club and get involved in everything that they provide. Aside from the social aspect, the fisherfolk will likely offer to take you out on their ships and there will also be club competitions, overall fishing including girls days and boating events in which you may participate.
Before you start, you’ll need a mandatory fishing licence that are readily and cheaply available online. Search for your state’s site and buy online with options for different length of time options – licences are usually then emailed directly to you.
Let your friends know about your new hobby and let them now that you’re keen to drop a line in at any chance that they hear of. They may even catch the bug!