There are three things that are true in any camping and fishing trip: fishing is good, mosquitoes are bad and you can’t make children behave. While there is nothing you can do with the children, after all, misbehaving is what they come to camp for, there’s a lot of things that you can do with fishing and mosquitoes. No, it’s not enough to just bring different types of fishing reels, there are other equipment that you need to bring.
Trip Essential Gear List
If you want to make the most of your camping and fishing trip, you have to make a gear checklist. Grab a notebook and list down all the things that you need. Here are a few suggestions:
- Fillet knife
Having a fillet knife is important if you plan on eating your catch in camp. There are a lot of choices out there but let me recommend one with a gator grip. This will prevent your hand from sliding to the blade especially if you’re slicing those slimy varieties of fishes.
- Ziploc bag
These bags will come in handy especially if you catch a lot of fish. You can just fillet your catch, put them into the ziploc bag and put them on ice. If the weather is intermittent, these bags can serve as container for extra socks, preventing it from getting wet.
This one doesn’t need an explanation. With social media being the current craze and lifestyle, who can afford to go camping without a camera? While you want to enjoy the now, you also need to record the memory so go ahead and pack that camera. If your mobile phone has a decent one, that would also suffice.
- Insect repellent
Did I mention mosquitoes? Having a decent insect repellent can be the difference between an enjoyable camping and you swatting those insects. Nothing can spoil a camping and fishing trip than becoming bait to mosquitoes. So go ahead, have that can of OFF! and you can be sure to have an enjoyable trip.
- Fishing gear
Since this is a fishing trip, you can’t afford to forget your fishing gear. This might sound so obvious but if you fail this, what are you going to do in the camp? While I made it last on this list, you better make it first in yours so you won’t forget it. Make sure to carry extra lures, lines, hooks and all other fishing gear you can think of.
While this checklist is in no way complete, you can be sure to have a nice camping and fishing trip with these in your backpack. This is already a good start, you can just add what you need here. If you fail to take these things, you’d be lucky is there is a good camping store near you.
Do you have other suggestions to add to this checklist? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.…