Safety Whilst Fishing on Holiday

Safety should be of paramount importance whilst you are fishing on holiday. It should be when you are fishing anywhere, of course, but on holiday you will be in an unfamiliar location and you will need to be more aware of local rules and safety specifications. One of the main reasons you should be mindful of safety and fishing rules is the local wildlife. If you leave fishing rods, hooks and nets lying around, they can be a real danger to animals and wildlife. If you are fishing using a line, you should use a biodegradable version in case it breaks, as animals could get tangled up in it. Make... Read More »

Choosing Activities Whilst on Holiday

There are a lot of different activities you can do on holiday, whatever part of the world you might be visiting. If you are going to Africa especially, there will be lots of opportunities to see animals, to do various sports and to see some incredible landscapes that nowhere else in the world can compare to. You may want to book some of the more popular activities before you go on holiday. Many tour operators around the world will now have a website that you can use to make your booking. The downside of this is that you might well be charged more to pay online using a card. However,... Read More »

Fishing in the Dark

When fishing from shore or a dock, cover the hook with your bait and try several different places. Try fishing around weeds, lily pads, brush and other panfish hangouts. Dunk the bait and move it around until you catch your first fish. Where there is one, there usually are more. Keep trying different depths until you begin catching fish. Once you locate a school, you can catch enough for the whole crew. If you don’t catch fish within your immediate area, try casting out farther. Eventually, you will find the fish. A flashlight is handy for locating different kinds of cover.If you’re using a bobber, drop the bait close to... Read More »

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Zambia

After the de riguer mammals are ticked off your checklist, Zambia’s rare species and migrations are sure to excite even the most jaded safari-goer. In Kasanka National Park in the northeast, eight million fruit bats darken the sky in November and December, and sitatungas, a semi-aquatic and highly elusive antelope, are commonly spotted. Nearby in the Bangweulu wetlands, herds of thousands of black lechwe roam; this is the only place in Africa you can see the antelope in large numbers. In November, tens of thousands of blue wildebeest gather on the plains of Liuwa Plain National Park, and in Kafue National Park lions can be seen swimming in swamps and... Read More »

On the lookout for big cats

Whether you are on safari in Africa with guides and rangers or whether you are managing a self-drive safari holiday, you will still need a keen eye to spot wildlife. Once you have spotted an animal sitting under a tree or skulking around the bushes, it can give you a real thrill to know that you are watching wild animals in a natural habitat rather than spotting them at a zoo or safari park at home. It does help to have at least a basic understanding of animal behaviour. Big cats are fundamentally lazy and will only really move if they are catching prey, so they spend most of their... Read More »