If you are looking for a new hobby, consider fishing. You can regularly be outdoors, enjoy the peace and quiet, and gain distance from your daily problems. Fishing can also be helpful in developing patience and self-control.
Contact with nature and stress reduction
The forced confinement to homes by the pandemic has shown how important frequent contact with nature is for our mental health. We need tranquility and a break from excessive stimuli. This is what fishing can provide us. Moreover, fishing is connected with a number of different skills and offers unlimited scope for development: from fishing methods, use of equipment and knowledge of fish species, to techniques for their preparation and fish dishes.
If you have ecological concerns about fishing, note that you can fish according to the “catch and release” principle without disturbing the ecosystem. Remember that fish should be caught only in permitted places and only for their specific species. It is important to respect the closed seasons and take only the legally allowed number of fish. If you are worried about the negative effects of fishing, you can join a society that takes care of the rivers and the surrounding nature. The angling community is diverse, but many anglers care about where they fish and report to the media when someone poisons the water or litters a fishery.
Taking an interest in fishing can be a good opportunity to meet new people who belong to a nearby fishing club or club. In good company, it is much more enjoyable to go camping, fishing abroad or organizing competitions. With the support of more experienced anglers, you will gain the knowledge you need and grow faster.
An easy start
Fishing can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The basics, of course, are a rod that matches the type of fishery, the size of the fish and the conditions in which you plan to fish. If you are looking for a rod to use on rivers, a good choice would be feeder rod. Basket fishing is one of the most popular fishing methods. Note that beginners will find it easier to use a shorter rod.
Time with the kids
Family fishing can be an interesting way to spend free time. You can encourage children to a new activity and show them how important contact with nature is. This is a good opportunity for them to learn about the surrounding nature, develop the habit of getting up early and learn patience.
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