As you may expect, there are plenty things to do during your Natural Lodge vacation. World-class birdwatching, guided nature hikes, photography and sightseeing are all popular activities among our guests, and there’s also plenty of leisure activities to enjoy, including swimming, dining and socializing with other vacationers from around the world.
But there’s one other great activity to enjoy while your visiting: Introducing your children to fishing. Fishing is a fantastic hobby that provides a wealth of health benefits, relaxes the mind and soothes the soul, so you’ll be doing your children a favor by introducing them to the sport at a young age. And besides these benefits, spending the day fishing with your kids will also give you the chance to bond with them in one of the most picturesque settings on the planet.
But to make the most of your day on the water, you’ll want to embrace a few tricks to ensure they have a good time and form fond memories of the occasion. Just try to follow the tips below and everyone is sure to have a great time.
1. Set your kids up with the right equipment.
You have to give your kids the right gear to ensure they have fun and have a real chance to catch fish. Typically, most children will feel most comfortable using a 5- to 6-foot-long spinning combo, although especially young anglers may prefer the simplicity of a spincasting combo of similar length.
2. Enlist the help of a guide.
Even skilled and seasoned anglers who visit Natural Lodge will often require a few hours to figure out the patterns and techniques that work in our unfamiliar waters. And time is a precious commodity when visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world, so you should consider hiring one of our local fishing guides. They’ll be able to show you the best techniques, baits and locations, and help you maximize your time. Just be sure to select our half-day option with young children, as they’ll likely find it fun to fish all day long.
3. Be sure to fish alongside your kids.
There’s a lot to do while teaching your kids to fish. You’ll need to bait hooks and untangle lines, as well as teach your youngsters basic fishing techniques, such as casting and reeling. But, be sure that you fish a little yourself between doing these things. You are more likely to hook a fish than they are, which will give you the chance to pass your rod to your child and give him or her the opportunity to reel in a fish themselves.
As you can see, it isn’t very difficult to introduce your children to fishing, and your Natural Lodge Cano Negro vacation offers the perfect opportunity to do so. So, make sure to leave a few hours free in your schedule to hit the water and pull up a few fish with the kids. Just make sure that you familiarize yourself with Costa Rica’s rules and regulations, so you can stay on the right side of the law during your trip.
But in the meantime, be sure to check out Outdoor Empire’s to introducing children to fishing. There, you’ll learn a few more ways to ensure your kids enjoy themselves and have the best chance of catching fish.