Fishing helps your child explore the great outdoors and provides an excellent bonding experience. Plus, when you spend a day fishing with your child, you can teach them valuable life skills (like patience and sharing) as well as practical skills (like how to bait a hook). Away from the distraction of cell phones, computers, and television, you might even find yourself sharing a lively conversation and learning more about one another. All this to say: fishing is a wonderful activity for children. If you introduce your child to the sport early, you might create a lifelong angler. To get your child started, check out our list of gifts for a young fisherman. Whether for a birthday, a holiday, or any old day, these presents are sure to make your child smile.
Gifts for a Young Fisherman
A Good Fishing Pole
Before your fishing adventure begins, let your child pick out their own child-sized fishing pole. They can choose from a large assortment of kids’ poles available in bright colors and sometimes featuring cartoon characters and superheroes. Since children are easily frustrated by tangled fishing line, do yourself a favor and check out Kid Casters’s convenient no-tangle fishing rods.
A Fun Life Jacket
If your child will be fishing on a boat, purchase them a new life jacket. For very young children, it’s even a good idea for them to wear a life jacket when they’re only near the water. These days, you can find a number of lightweight, comfortable life jackets that appeal to children. Allow your child to pick out their favorite color and design, so that they’ll be happy to wear it throughout the day. In addition, be sure that the life jacket fits properly and comfortably.
Fishing is typically meant to be relaxing, but it can be upsetting to a child who isn’t getting so much as a nibble. One good way to ensure that each of your children hook their own fish is to take them to a well-stocked pond with fish just waiting to be caught. If this is not an option, then you might consider these special training lures for young children. These lures are amongst the best gifts for a young fisherman because they transform into large and colorful sponge fish as soon as they hit the water. Your children will be delighted to see that they can catch a fish of their very own.
Some Special Accessories
Choose a fishing hat and a good pair of sunglasses for your children to wear on the fishing trip. They will enjoy copying what you’re wearing, and both of these items will help to protect their eyes and the sensitive skin on their faces from the sun. You might also want to commemorate your fishing trip with a special fishing jersey (boys’ jersey, girls’ jersey) for your child, to make them feel like a pro angler.
When you’re ready to teach your child to fish, check out Kid Casters. Our unique, innovative fishing products are the perfect way to safely introduce your child to the sport of fishing. In addition to the products mentioned above, you might be interested in our full fishing rod kits, which come with a no-tangle fishing rod, training lures, a casting plug, and a safe plastic hook. You can find our products at popular retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, Cabela’s, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kmart, Toys ”R” Us, Sportsman’s Warehouse.