Ahh...vacation. Now's your chance to plan that fishing adventure you've been dreaming of - and your excuse to take a few days off from work. Whether you plan on crossing the seas for exotic fish and excursions, there will be a ton of planning when it comes to fishing in foreign states and countries when it comes to permits. Don’t forget booking information, equipment, and other luggage you need to carry with you.
Don’t get too overwhelmed. As the story goes, life happens while you’re making plans. All you can do is be as prepared as possible for the unknown so you don’t ruin your trip. Here are our suggestions to make your planning process a little easier.
Take into account the needs of the attendees
The more the merrier, right? Of course traveling alone has its benefits, but at the end of the day, it’s all about who you create memories with. If you’re going with a group, be sure to take into account the needs of all members of the group. For example, if you’re traveling with kids, come prepared with food and toys. Be sure to ask everyone if they have any health concerns such as diabetes, and what can be done to accommodate their trip.
Create a budget, and have backup cash
Theft is common around the world. Whenever I travel, I take out cash in the national currency and store away emergency cash in case I run out of having money stolen.
I recently spent an extended amount of time outside of the country and found that my friend and I ran out of money. If it wasn’t for our emergency funds we would have been stuck in a non-English speaking country!
Travel based on what kind of fish you want to catch
The world is filled with countless species of fish. Each fish can be found in their respective environments. For example, if you’re looking to catch lobster travel up north to colder water - Maine to Canada have a thriving population of lobster. If you’re out for Arctic Char, book a flight to Alaska to venture out to an alpine lake. Research environments and the kind of species you would like to catch - and of course prepare for the environment’s weather conditions.
Location, Location, Location
Tailor your vacation to fit the kind of destination you would like to go to. For example, if you’re driving up to Canada stop in a passing city for a show or dinner to entertain those who aren’t inclined toward fishing. If you want sun and sand, consider deep sea fishing for Marlin or Tuna in Hawaii (with your fishing sunglasses) so there will be more to do other than spending all your time on the boat.
We hope you plan enough to have a great trip, but don’t forget to live in the moment and enjoy your vacation! When you’re traveling out of town, don’t forget to bring your polarized sunglasses and Pugs gear with you!