As you and your family begin to enjoy some summer recreation, why not plan a few trips to the local fishing hole. Even if you’ve never fished before, it isn’t too late to learn this enjoyable hobby. You don’t even need to buy all the expensive gear to have a day of fun catching fish. Many resorts and parks rent fishing gear for a day. You can also find reasonably priced starter kits for kids at your local sporting goods store. Not convinced?
Numerous research studies have found enormous benefits to a day of fishing. Fly casting in particular is good for breast cancer survivors. Other benefits include:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved self esteem
- Better mood
- Stronger bonds with family and friends
- Reduced symptoms of PTSD
Also, many fishing spots are located in areas of natural beauty with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife other than fish. There are also opportunities to try boating and other water sports as well. To find local fishing spots and information on regulations, maps, directions and camping information, visit: http://www.fishintrips.net
So pack up a picnic or some snacks, plenty of water and try some fishing!