4. Cast off and catch your fish

Learn how to cast off, watch your float and identify when and how to strike.

Things to remember:

  • Keep watching the float!
  • As soon as the float goes under you should strike. Not too soft, but not too hard either
  • If you catch a big fish, you may need to use a landing net to bring it in
  • Once caught, fish should be unhooked and either returned directly back to the water or placed safely in a keepnet

Remember: Stay safe! It’s safer to fish as part of a group and children must always have parental permission.

Before you go fishing you need a Rod Licence if you are 12 years of age or older and permission from the fishery owner/angling club.

Last date edited: 29 March 2018