Your next decision is which discipline? or is it.
If you only take one piece of advice from this site take this one.
"Learn to fish"
Too many beginners, particularly junior anglers go straight to their local tackle shop and purchase two carp rods, two reels, pod, alarms, ready made rigs, march off to their local commercial fishery, stick on a boilie, cast it out to the middle of the lake, turn on the alarms and wait.
and wait! Some do get lucky and catch their first fish, but most don't and get frustrated.
This quote sums it all up:
"Soon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish." Sparse Grey Hackle
Start with float fishing its more versatile, relatively cheap and highly visual. For example with a float you can fish at virtually any depth, search out your swim with minimal disturbance and because you are watching your float within your swim you will be more aware of what's going on in your swim.
Below is some information on the equipment you will need and at the bottom of the page is a link to how to float fish.
Get yourself a float fishing set, there are many good quality reasonably priced sets available from local tackle shops from thirty five pounds, may sound a lot but its not much more than a computer game or a night at the pub is it?)
Alternatively a 4, 5 or 6m whip, these have the advantage of no reel to get to grips with which is ideal for younger anglers. Expect to pay from ten pounds.
Other essential items you will need
For rod and reel
If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact me.
Hopefully now your hooked, may i be the first to welcome you to the most exciting, frustrating, addictive, rewarding, compelling, versatile pastime you'll ever likely to take up (in my opinion)
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