MIAMIVT, I did not get back into fishing until last year, I found the love again.
You can go to a local Walmart find a decent Rod and Reel, fairly cheap ($20) With all the gear, shop around too. But I have slowly built up my collection, they have a clearance aisle with things real cheap too. At least in my area.
I also have lots of fishing buddies to ask questions and learn from.
The key thing like everything else is to get out there and just do it.
I have used youtube and found great instructional videos on fishing cleaning filleting too.
I google info and read up a lot.
And we here on this site would love to help and answer questions for you!