There are a lot of activities that can be fun-filled or educational experiences, but very often do you find an activity that is both. There are a few activities, rare ones, that both teach you something while having fun learning it. Fishing is one of those activities. Fishing, whether it be inshore fishing or offshore fishing, has a wide range of beneficial tools, skills, and lessons to learn from and use throughout other aspects of your life. That is one of the reasons why it is such a popular tradition and activity amongst families and friends. In case you are still wondering what can the world of fishing possibly have to offer? Then here are 4 important lessons fishing teaches you.
#4- How To Gather Your Own Food
The first lesson and the most obvious one, going fishing teaches you the actual practice of catching fish. Fishing is the easiest, and probably safest, way to capture your own food! Think about it, how often do you catch your own food and then cook your own meal and enjoy it? Not very often. And unless you want to venture into the wild to hunt elk, fishing provides the easiest way to capture and gather your own food, which is a lesson and skill that is very much looked past, but it is also very useful to have in life.
#3- How To Be Patient
Let me tell you something, you’re not going to be good at fishing, or in life if you’re not good at being patient. When you’re on the deck -fishing- a lot of time is going to go by waiting for that small tug on your line to come. If you’re going to spend that time pouting or being exasperated, then that time is going to pass slower, and you’re probably going to ruin a lot of family fun fishing trips. Learning how to be patient on a fishing trip will make you a better fisher. And then applying that learned patience to other aspects of your life will make you become a better person.
#2- Problem Solving
Fishing will teach you how to problem solve, and get out of a particular rut or problem that you might be going through. Considering that you will spend time out in the middle of the sea, you will have to come pretty prepared, or else you’re going to have a hard time stopping at your closest convenience store. So fishing will teach you to always be prepared, and how to problem-solve when you come across a certain predicament or issue.
#1- Appreciate the World At Large
One thing that goes overlooked is that we share this planet with a large population of species that we rarely come across or see, except when you’re at sea. Fishing will teach you to appreciate that other world under the sea. It will also teach you to appreciate the world you live in by respecting your environment and not pollute it or harm it because if you look out for your environment, you’ll be looking out for yourself.