Beginner’s Guide to Fishing


July 22, 2022


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Fishing is a fun and popular activity, but it requires some knowledge of the different techniques, fish species and equipment needed. In this guide, discover ten articles and three videos that will help you get started.

In this article, you will discover:

Fishing gear

To initiate you to fishing

New Anglers : What You Need To Know Before Heading Out Fishing This Season

Woman fishing on a boat

If you want to get started fishing, you can’t go without doing a little research first. Read this article to learn about the preliminary steps to your first fishing trip as well as safety precautions.

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Bass fishing techniques for beginners

lures hung on fishing rods

If you too are interested in fishing for the ever-popular bass but don’t know what techniques and equipment to use, count on our article to learn Ashley Rae’s top tips.

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Fishing for pikes with Hooké

If you are not tempted by bass, let yourself be convinced by pike and watch this video in collaboration with Hooké. It shows us the journey of three fishermen who try to catch pike on the fly while sharing their best techniques.

To learn more about fly fishing

Fly fishing : answers to the 5 most frequently asked questions

3 men who caught a big fish

Fly fishing is a popular new technique that features specific equipment and techniques. Read our article to get the information you need to try this activity that you will surely love.

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Trout Fly Fishing : Basic Tips to Get Prepared

A man who caught a trout

The trout is a carnivorous fish that is prized by anglers. In this article, you will find all the information you need to conquer this fish: the fishing periods, the necessary equipment, tips and more.

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If you are interested in this activity and want to know more, watch our video also in collaboration with Hooké for additional tips.

Salmon Fly Fishing : Tips for Getting Started

A man who caught a salmon

Atlantic salmon is a fish that attracts fly fishing enthusiasts from around the world. If you’re interested in trying your hand at fly fishing, read our article on the basics of fly fishing for salmon.

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To discover ice fishing

Ice Fishing : An Introduction in 7 Questions

A reel for ice fishing

If you want to try a new way of fishing or if you just can’t stop fishing, even in winter, come and find out what ice fishing is all about in our article. You’ll find the necessary equipment and the best advice from Wil Wegman, a champion in the field.

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To be well equipped

What to put in your first fishing tackle box : 8 essentials for beginners

two men getting ready to go fishing

Fishing requires a certain amount of equipment. To make sure you don’t forget anything, check out our list of the essential equipment you need in a tackle box to get started.

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Fishing Clothing and Accessories : 10 Essentials to Keep you Shielded from the Elements

A man equipped to go fishing no matter what the weather

In addition to needing a certain amount of equipment, fishing requires a specific outfit. Read our article to find out what Claude Bissonnette, SAIL’s fishing expert, has to say about the ten clothes and accessories that will allow you to fish whatever the weather.

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10 must-have fishing lures

A fishing lure

If you’re new to fishing, it’s normal to be confused by all the fishing lures available in stores. That’s why we’ve created a list of ten must-have lures, along with their characteristics and the fish that suit them, to help you find your way around and choose the lures you want to start with.

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What Type of Life Jacket (PFD) Should You Choose According to Your Water Sport of Choice?

Person wearing a PFD in a kayak

If you’re going fishing from a boat, don’t neglect your safety and wear a flotation jacket. You can check out our article on which PFDs are suitable for fishing.

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Discover the Khimera hybrid PFD Mustang model. The advantage of this flotation jacket is that it is suitable for all water activities as well as fishing. Learn more about its mechanism and how to use it in this video.

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