I had the pleasure of taking My son and the two neighbor kids fishing last weekend. The kids are all 8 yrs old and love to cast and tangle lines. I bet I tied up 30 times and went thru several hundred yards of line.
The Sunfish were biting awesome and we were fishing in 6ft of water and you could see them biting the bait.
The kids loved being able to see the fish bite. We got some really nice keepers.
The two boys wanted to cast all the time. The one girl fished right below the boat and out fished the boy's 2 to 1. She let them know it too.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954