Reasons Why Fishing is a Good Activity
Whenever fishing is mentioned it can only mean two things. One meaning would be the actual job taken up by fishermen. Fishermen hunt and catch fish from the sea to ensure people have something to eat aside from meat and vegetables. The other meaning would be the simple and slow act of fishing not for feeding but for personal satisfaction. The act of fishing is all about patience as you can’t always get a bite every minute and even up to an hour. Unless you’re using some high tech or heavy duty equipment then you should basically just wait for the fish to come to you. Fishing that doesn’t involve working is usually perceived by people to be something boring. Considering the fact that not all people have the patience of a saint to sit down and hold a rod for minutes or even hours. Then again there are some good things you can get whether you’re fishing for work or for personal reasons.
You Get to Ride a Boat
This usually involves fishermen who work since they fish out in the open sea. Those who are involved with solo fishing can also ride a boat but they usually tag along two or more people. Those who work through fishing gets to ride a boat day in and day out since it’s their job. They have a sponsored boat from the owner which they get to use for their job along with their personal uses if it’s allowed. Riding a boat may not be something so cool but it can be a good experience. Think about it, it’s not every day you get to ride a boat. Even if you do get to ride a boat, you either pay for it or simply use it to travel the wide open sea to your next destination.
Rest and Relaxation
Granted if your fishing is involved with work then you can only relax for a couple of minutes. Then again there are some working fishermen that haul in a big load. In order to haul in a big load, they’ll have to wait for a long time for a large amount of fish to get caught by the nets. This would allow them to hang around and relax for at least an hour before hauling in the catch of the day. Solo fishing is more entitled to this benefit as they can fish to their own account. They can sit down on their designated area and wait for the fishes to bite. Whether they’re riding on a boat or simply sitting at the dock, they can get a suitable amount of time to rest and relax. Then also you have to consider the fact that it takes a long time to get a bite unless you’re really lucky to get a catch directly.
You Get in Touch with Nature
Aside from the fact that you can rest and relax you can also get in touch with nature. This heightens up your concern for nature as you get to go to the great outdoors or out in the open sea. There are some benefits you can gain from getting in touch with nature. You get to feel the fresh air outside the bustling and polluted city area. You may have a choice to take a dip on the rushing river or the vast sea. It gives you a certain concern if ever the area your fishing has some unnatural disasters. Perhaps this may give you a different outlook and perspective in life just through fishing and getting in one with nature.
Can be Great for Bonding Moments
Whenever you’re fishing for work you get to bond with your workmates. Since it takes time to catch a big haul you get to talk with them and get to know them better aside from relaxing. This strengthens your bonds as fishermen even up to the point that your inter work relationships get heightened up to brotherhood level. When you are engaged in solo fishing or engaged in fishing as a hobby then you can also gain from bonding with friends. You can bond with friends with the aspect of fishing. This could be a great bonding time to catch up with what’s going on with their lives. Then one more important bonding that can be formed is the bonding of family. Especially if the father is into fishing, he can share this passion with his children. Even if the children aren’t into this kind of thing, they can always do it even just once in a while.
Catch Fish to Eat
Despite the entirety of gaining the benefits of relaxing and bonding, it still boils down to the fish. Fishermen who fish for work will sell their fish for money or eat it themselves. Even if you’re just engaged in solo fishing you will definitely eat the fish you catch. When you think about it, what would you do with a fish after you decide to take picture of it but eat it. In the big picture not only will the fishermen or the people that caught the fish eat it but a number of people can get to eat them as well.
Whether you engaged fishing for work or for personal leisure, you do get some benefits from this simple activity. It just takes people a while to notice that these benefits do exist.
Fishing back then was simply an activity to catch fish for work. Then again the concept is still the same because you can’t name it something else unless it doesn’t involve catching fish. Fishing has gone on to become a personal hobby for some. They spend hours at the great outdoors getting in touch with nature and waiting for their prized catch. Fishing has also entered the world of sports and competition as several fishing contests have popped out throughout the years. These contests can be either catching the biggest fish or the heaviest fish. The fact still remains that people find fishing to be a bit boring since you get to sit and hold a fishing rod all day. It’s an activity not fit for the impatient as well as people who talk too loud. Fishing does still remain one of todays most preferred past times and one of the economy’s stimulants.