Ahead of the inaugural All Girls Fishing Competition at Fishing Paradise @ ORTO, here are some handy tips for the participants angling for the first time.
- Keep your fingernails short and neat. Long ones tend to trap dirt, and are very difficult to clean.
- Wear cooling clothing and bring accessories to help with the weather. Cotton is lightweight and comfortable.
- Grass and mud get slippery when wet, so avoid slippers and other footwear with little grip.
- If it is too hot and you do not expect a shaded area to fish, bring a sun hat and sunglasses.
- If you intend to spend significant time in the sun, have a bottle of sunscreen handy, as it needs to be reapplied every two to three hours.
- Keep a big bottle of tap water and a roll of toilet paper in your fishing bag so you can clean up whenever and wherever you feel like it.
- Before fishing, tie your hooks to your leader lines at home. It can take time for beginners to get the hang of it.
- If you did not have time to get a tackle box, an old photo album can also be used to hold your pre-tied rigs.
- Many seasoned anglers use their bare hands, but I suggest a pair of pliers to remove hooks from your catch. They are also useful for debarbing your hooks.
- Recycle plastic bags from the supermarket and throw your trash into a makeshift bin. Not only does this ensure a clean and neat space, it keeps the nasty pests away!
GOOD LUCK LADIES!