First fishing experience and where we are now!
Thanks to "Brock O" for giving me this topic idea! Lol
Would be great to hear of people's first fishing experience and where you are now with the hobby! I'll start off (copy and paste from another forum topic). Haha
My first fishing experience in Perth was about 5 years ago. A new found friend invited me to try fishing in Perth for the first time. I didn't have any fishing gear whatsoever. Went to Kmart and spent a "massive" $50 buying a spin combo on special with one of those small tackle boxes that included 100 hooks/sinkers/swivels etc. Walked out of the store thinking I was Rex Hunt! LoL
Anyway, went fishing at Nedlands the next night. My Kmart special hooked something very very big! Took me nearly an hour to reel it in, sitting down every 10 minutes or so, still with rod in hand. I think the reel was a 2500 size. The fish turned out to be a big ray.
After cutting the line, my friend fished for another hour... and during that hour, I was laying on the grass, totally f**ked, with very sore arms and breathing heavily. Haha!
5 years on, I have a decent boat and a very good collection of tackle.
So my interest in the hobby has grown stronger by the day!
Ok, your turn. Post up, don't be shy!
A fish in the hand is worth 10 in the water!