If you’re like me, you have some magical childhood memories of going fishing – sitting in a boat sharing good times with your grandpa, or maybe casting a line with mom and dad on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I think everyone remembers the first time they pulled a fish out of the water – and usually, the fish wasn’t the only thing that was hooked! Fishing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy, and it doesn’t take much to get started. And the only thing better than spending the day fishing with your friends and family is sitting down to enjoy your catch at the end of the day!
Fishing hearkens back to a simpler time – no computers, no fancy gadgets are necessary, just an inexpensive pole and a few worms. Fishing makes you slow down. You can’t make the fish bite – so there’s no choice but to relax and enjoy being in the middle of the great outdoors. It’s a heathy alternative to the cell phones, computers and other electronic distractions that clutter our daily lives, a and great time to really talk with your friends and family about the important things in life. Taking time out to go fishing with your kids will be repaid a hundredfold in the precious memories they’ll cherish of quality time spent with you.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started fishing – an inexpensive pole and a few basic pieces of tackle are really the only thing you have to buy. And believe me, digging your own worms can be part of the fun, especially for kids. Of course, you can also spend a lot more money on fancy equipment and exotic fishing trips if you want to – but anyone can grab their pole and head to the local pond or stream and enjoy everything that fishing has to offer.
Fishing is relaxing, fun, inexpensive – and if you’re lucky, it’s also a source of some wonderfully delicious meals. Whether it’s a big mouth bass or succulent trout, fish is some of the healthiest food you can eat. And what better way to provide for your family than by spending a day fishing together? Make memories and a meal – enjoy fishing, a great American hobby.