Fishing From The Shore

 

If you want to have a relaxing afternoon (or morning, or evening), you can’t beat fishing. The ripples in the water, the gentle tug of the line, the wind rustling in the leaves, the quiet you can’t find in the city… It’s the perfect way to unwind.

Ask most anglers why they enjoy spending time in the outdoors and you’re likely to hear the word “freedom.” Nothing brings on the sense of being alive and helps to rebuild our personal reserves as a day spent interacting with nature.

Whether looking for it or not, while fishing, people often find something more meaningful than the experience of catching a fish. Along the banks of the world’s waterways— the best souvenir from the shore is a feeling. It’s not catching of fish that’s important, but the immeasurable life lessons that you will learn and the memories you will create along the way.

Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor sports. Nearly anyone, no matter age, income level or even fitness ability, can easily participate and it can help you lead a happier, healthier life. 

The natural beauty of the landscape can impress upon you deep feelings of serenity and peace. The tranquil water awakens within you a sense of ease. In fact, studies show that being near the water naturally helps lower anxiety.

President Herbert Hoover was quoted as saying: “Fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air. It brings meekness and inspiration, reduces one’s egotism, soothes over our troubles and shames our wickedness.”

Ninety percent of people live within an hour of navigable water holding fish. Shore fishing opportunities rest well within the reach and means of most, whether it’s freshwater fishing on the shore of a pond or inshore fishing. It’s a great way to connect with nature, get some exercise, and de-stress. Even in most urban settings, opportunities for fishing can be found. Ponds, lakes, rivers, and reservoirs are places to try.

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