The Top Benefits of Fishing

A true fisherman is someone who indulges in their sport any time possible, even if the surroundings aren’t ideal. To an outsider, it might seem like an addiction that pulls the fisher in. But unlike many of the seemingly addictive activities that people engage in these days, fishing actually benefits the person physically and mentally.

fisherman-2200559_960_720Improves Confidence

To be really good at fishing, a person must learn new and increasingly better skills. The better they become at catching fish, the more confident they are likely to become.

Reduces Stress

Fishing takes place in a tranquil environment where there are no pressures to get anything done on someone else’s schedule. Getting away from the demands of work and enjoying the natural surroundings can be a great stress reducer.

Enhances Creative Problem-Solving

Research has proven that both spending time outdoors and fishing help improve a person’s ability to solve problems.

Improves Physical Fitness

Granted, casting a line into the water isn’t going to do a lot to keep anyone in shape but getting to the best fishing spots is likely to be a lot more challenging. It’s really up to the person how physically demanding they want their fishing excursion to be.

Healthier Diet

Fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids that can have a significant impact on health including the reduction of blood pressure and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Fishing is no longer a man’s sport. An estimated 1/3rd of all people who fish today are women, including members of Casting for Recovery who participate in the sport of fishing as a means for women recovering from breast cancer to share support and get therapy and exercise in the great outdoors.

Fishing has also become a sport that is enjoyed increasingly by those all over the world. With so much to offer everyone, there is no wonder that more people are enjoying all of the the benefits that fishing has to offer.