You sure, Geoff? Well my apologies to him, but there didn't seem to be anything more coming out of him than the obvious.First Jeff, guess what - that young man at Bury Hill was actually the lake record holder and captor of many of those thirties!
Already gone through that phase, except that, he hasn't paid me for anything as yet!If the newbie is a much loved family member or close friend then I'd lend them some of my old tackle, introduce them to my local tackle shop and take them to a well stock commercial in the warmer weather to enable them to get some bites.
Then as they took to the sport I'd show them different fishing methods, take them river fishing, sell them a few bits and pieces of gear I no longer needed and help them buy their first rod ect.
There's quite a few commercial fisheries where they won't experience the "magic" of fishing. Not all, I admit, but many.Commercial fisheries offer them ................. it should also be about the magic of Fishing.
My grandson, who is 14 now, has gone through several phases. Over the years I've taken him flirter snatching, barbel and chub fishing on the river, fishing for big carp with the usual rod pods, alarms, etc (his biggest carp was 18lb) and then fishing commercials with a variety of methods, including The Method and pole fishing.The point of the piece is - Are anglers better anglers for staring off with small catches in a variety of species or should they go straight for the big carp?