Fishing Adventures Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Well, a new year has started and the preparation for winter and spring fishing has begun. Now is the time to plan that fishing trip you’ve been waiting for. The holidays are over, hopefully the decorations are down, and now it is time to relax.

Scientists are hard at work running studies and experiments to find the most effective stress reducers. There have been many links between nature and stress-relief, but an article by tells us much more. The study, run by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s “Take Me Fishing” Campaign found that almost forty percent of people use outdoor adventures to reduce stress.

“With proof that being near water can naturally help lower anxiety, leading to a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle, Take Me Fishing is urging people to take advantage of local outdoor spaces and bodies of water by engaging in activities like boating, fishing, biking and hiking.”

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So, what if you have never been fishing before? What if you have no clue to start? Well, the good news is that you are not alone, and you can learn easily. Beginner and experienced anglers alike should research how to pack and prepare for fishing adventures. Each environment and fish genus calls for different equipment, so it’s best to ensure you’ll have all the accouterments that you’ll need for your excursion.

#1 Research the rules and limitations for fishing licensing in your state or province.

#2 Check the water levels to ensure safety for boat trips and wade fishing

#3 Check the rules of the area in which you plan to fish. Is it a catch-and-release area, or can you cook what you catch?

#4 Look for specific information on what equipment to bring to your specific adventure. For example, if you were visiting us, Lawrence Bay Lodge, you would want to visit our Equipment Page

#5 Wait until you arrive to your destination to purchase bait from the area pros. The anglers who know the indigenous waters of the area offer the best bating advice, because they know from trial and error.

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