Why Fishing is A Good Hobby



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Many people like to take part in outdoor activities such as sports, camping, or even something as simple as taking walks in the park. But what about fishing? Everyone knows that eating fish is beneficial for them, but the activity of fishing is also surprisingly good for a person as well. When people are asked about fishing, many may reply by saying that it is a boring hobby that wastes a lot of time. However, most people are not aware of the benefits that fishing can offer them.



  • Trains Patience


Patience is a virtue, right? Well, if you are not very patient, fishing is the sport for you. When you fish, more than half the time, you are not going to catch a fish right away. There is quite a bit of preparation that comes before the big fish. As you sit down with the rod in hand and wait for a bite, you can learn to become more patient, but when you do catch a lunker it’s all worth it!

  1.     Encourages Family Time

Although many people fish alone, it can be a hobby for the entire family as well. Whether a picnic takes place while waiting for a fish to bite or you are simply just standing next to each other with rods in hand it helps the family bond and create many memories. Come on, there is no cooler memory than catching a giant fish as a family.


  1. Teaches Focus

Many beginning fisherman can start off with kits that include all the essentials like rods, baits, and hooks. However, as one gets better, fishing can become very much about technique. This includes knowing exactly how to cast the lure to reach the ideal spot, knowing the best baits, and even tying the correct rigs and knots. Learning these all require focus and concentration which is good for your brain.


  1.  Good for the Body

When you fish, most lakes are not right next to you. They require some walking, hiking or rowing of some sort in order to access the best spot from your parking space. It may not seem like much, but it is still excercise. Additionally, Vitamin D, which is very important for the human body, is produced when we are exposed to even slight sunlight. Fishing is a great way to get out in the sun and be healthy while having tons of fun. Besides, going outdoors is better than being a couch potato!


  1. Good for the Brain

Whether it is from work, school, or any other tiring activities, many people end up with stress. Stress is not good at all for the human body so it is important that we decrease the amount of stress we experience. Fishing is the perfect aid in achieving this. It has been proven that being close to a body of water calms people down and reduces stress which is why fishing is used for treating certain illnesses. Even if you don’t have an illness, everyday stress can be rid of with just a little time out on the water.


  1.  Meeting New People and Socializing

When people go fishing, there are usually many friendly fishermen (unless it is a tournament, then they get competitive) willing to exchange smiles or even have a short conversation. Even a small question such as, “Any luck?” can start a conversation and you could probably pick up a few tips or make new friends. If you want to take it a step further, you could join a fishing club and enjoy all the benefits of fishing, have fun, and socialize with many others.


  1.  Having Fun

All the cool things about fishing are wonderful, but the best part is the fun. No matter what size fish you catch, it is all fun. The feeling of reeling in a fish is very exciting and exhilarating and creates a feeling of happiness, which is overall a good thing. Besides, many lifelong memories can be created during the process of fishing.


Now that you know a little bit about fishing, maybe you want to try it out. In order to help with that here are a few tips for starting off. First, do some research. Make sure you know what kind of fish is in the body of water you will go to and what baits are effective. More helpful information would be opening times, closing times, and more. Additionally, go somewhere where you can be successful. Going to a small pond that stocks fish will be a good choice as the fish will not be as spread out making them easier to find, and the fish plantings will assure you that there are fish where you are. Furthermore, it is important to keep trying. You probably are not going to be very successful your first couple of trips, but keep trying! Talk to experienced anglers and pick up any tips that they have to offer. Sooner or later, you will be able to catch fish.

In conclusion, fishing has many benefits and is a great way to have fun. Even if you are a beginner it is okay and you can get better using the tips listed above. So, the next time you have some free time, head out to your favorite body of water and have some fun fishing.