Online forums have been around since the birth of the internet and they are one of the earlier forms of digital engagement before social media was a thing. These talk pages allow people with similar interests to have conversations in the form of posted comments. It is not known when the first fishing forum was founded, but they have exploded since then. Texas fishing forum, fly fishing forum, niche forums, there is one for every style, every segment and every fishing interest!
If you’re new to fishing, forums are the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow anglers in your community or around the world and discuss tips, techniques, equipment, and recommendations.
- You can easily search the niche of your choice in your search engine browser (trout, salt water, fly, wade, surf, etc.) along with the words fishing forum and find hundreds of results. There are even location-based forums available for tactical advice on fishing in your area.
- Many forums can be accessed for free. However, you need to create an account and log in. The best forums are those with active member participation so that the content is always current and relevant.
- They’re often organized around main topics, with message threads attached to each, so you can join the conversations that interest you most and ignore anything that doesn’t. If you are unsure which forum to choose, ask what your fishing buddies or fishing business recommend.
While these online hangouts are a great resource for information and community, there is no substitute for experience. Get on the water and put your ideas to the test. Try new things and then more. You will have much more fruitful conversations to get them back on the forum with a little trial and error.
Get your fishing license and hit the water! Enjoy!