What is bad luck on a boat?
Boating Myth #2: No Bananas on Board
One of the more unusual nautical superstitions that still persists today is that bananas are bad luck to bring aboard a ship, especially a fishing vessel. This belief allegedly began during the 1700s, when many trading ships disappeared while sailing between the Caribbean and Spain.
What is good luck on a boat?
The pineapple is also believed to bring good luck, better fishing, and calm seas when brought on a boat. This originally began with island people putting a pineapple on the bow of their boat. Pineapples are supposed to be the opposite of bananas which are notorious for being bad luck on boats, more on that below.
How do you get good luck for fishing?
Chew anise and spit on your fishing hook for good luck. Do not fish when the wind is in the west; the fish will not bite. Fish become excited and bite well when it is raining. Fish bite best (in daytime) during the dark of the moon because they cannot see in the dark of the moon and are hungrier.