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10 Reasons To Go Fishing

30 August 2018

reasons to go fishing

If you already love fishing, then we’re sure that you’ll have plenty of reasons to plan a fishing trip, but the love of fishing is something that non-anglers don’t always understand, so we thought we’d put together a list of reasons why you may want to give it a try if you haven’t already!


Stress relief

Fishing is the perfect way to relax and unwind, enjoy the ripples of the water and the gentle tug of the line. Sit and listen to the wind and the water and just let all of the stresses of the week fall away.

It gives you something to focus your mind on and is a great distraction from whatever your current worries may be. It’s also a great time for just letting your mind wander and digesting anything that may be playing on your mind and working through them.

Spend time in nature

There are a great many reasons why spending more time in nature is good for us, and it is also just a really enjoyable thing to do. Fishing naturally takes place in nature, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to get some fresh air.

Whatever the weather, if you love fishing you’ll understand that you don’t mind going out in a bit of rain as you’ll be doing something you really enjoy.


The achievement of catching your own fish will give you a great sense of accomplishment, and the thrill of feeling resistance in your rod will give you a great rush of adrenaline, despite fishing being quite a peaceful activity.

Spend quality time with friends or family

Social bonding is one of the great benefits of the fishing experience. Whether you have friends you meet up with regularly to fish together, or family members you share the hobby with, it’s a great way to spend some quality time together.

It can also be a great way to bond with people you may not know so well if you share the same hobby, such as a new friend.

Enjoy some solitude

On the flip side, if you are craving some alone time, fishing is also a great escape and a great way to enjoy a little bit of solitude.


If you fish for your own dinner, you will feel accomplished and you’ll also save money. Fish is a great low-fat lean protein, and a good addition to a healthy diet, and of course it’s simply delicious.

If you choose to keep your catch, there’s something really satisfying about bringing home a freshly caught fish to prepare and serve up that just cannot be matched by heading to the supermarket.

Survival skills

If you can fish for your own food you are also learning a survival skill! While it isn’t all that likely you’ll need to use it, it is still well worth knowing. If you ever do find yourself in a position where your angling skills can help to keep you alive you’ll be glad you learned!


There is a competitive element to fishing which is all part of the fun. Fishing can be challenging, so it’s really rewarding when finally land a fish you’ve been after for years.

It’s also fun to engage in a little bit of healthy competition with your fishing buddies, seeing who can catch the biggest fish or catch the most in a day.

Fishing is fun for kids

If you have little ones, fishing is a really fun activity that you can do together. Whether they’re so little that they just take a little net to the beach, or old enough for you to teach them how to hold a rod and wait for that bite, they’re sure to have a great time.

Stay active

While leisurely fishing isn’t usually much exercise, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be. Wading through rivers definitely takes it out of you, and while you may not lose any weight it is still good for your overall health.

Plus, it does help you to keep active as there is usually plenty of walking involved. We all need to make sure we get enough walking done each day for our overall health, and fishing is such a fun way of doing so.



If you love fishing, why not come and join us at one of our scenic holiday parks across the UK. A lot of our parks are equipped for fishing, so why not bring the whole family and make a holiday out of it?