Ooh, a fishing trip, how exiting! Oh, well, any trip is exiting for that matter if you can take time off work to enjoy it. However, fishing is even more so as you get to idle around near the people you love and allow that companionable silence to take over.
Even though going on the trip is wonderful, being the one to plan it may not be.
Decide on whom you are going with
The first thing is to shortlist the people you are taking on the trip. If it is a family event, decide whether you are involving extended family as well, the whole family or just your siblings.
Set the date and the venue
Once you know the people, it is easier to set the date. Obviously, it has to fit everyone’s schedules. If you are a chatterbox and would like to catch up on all the recent gossip on the way, pick a location that is considerably far but keep in mind that the ride back after the endeavor may be a bit too boring if you have to travel long distance.Also make sure to check out the rules and regulations in the spot you chose if you are not a regular there if you do not want be prevented from using all fancy devices you carry with you like the unique kerosene lantern, etc.
List the items you need to take with you
In order to avoid overlooking an important item, it is always better to prepare the list of things to carry. I end up leaving one thing or the other at home every time I go on a vacation and it could happen to anyone, you know?
This will also help to decide who brings what eliminating duplication of items. Of course, in general everyone will bring their own fishing rod but you can determine who brings things like the opinel pocket knife, canned food (both for you as well as for the fish!), pots and pans, cameras, etc.
Another advantage of making a list is that you will not end up with a vehicle full of unnecessary things. You know, my mother packs the whole house whenever we plan an outing. So having a list enables us to point out why we do not need to take them all to survive for a few days.
Choose the mode of transport
It is not like you are going to fly or take a boat but it is important to decide whether all of you are going in one vehicle or if everyone will come to venue on their own and you will get together there so that you just won’t leave someone behind.
Now that you know with whom you are going, where, when and how and what you are taking, all you have left to do is the actual fishing, which, in my opinion is the hardest thing as I seem to scare them away no matter how silent I am!