For generations, learning to fish has been a right of passage for many children. Besides being a family tradition, it’s often seen as a great way to teach young kids new skills and important lessons that they can apply to other areas of their lives.
But it isn’t just children that can benefit from the lessons that fishing has to teach. Keep reading to learn several life lessons that a Fishing Excursion will teach you at any age.
PATIENCE DOESN’T ALWAYS PAY OFF
Unfortunately, this can be a tough lesson to learn at any age. Most of us are taught from the time we are children that being patient and putting in time and work will translate to success in whatever we put our minds to.
Sometimes on the water, you can do everything right and still not catch a fish. You can have all of the right gear and patiently cast a line for hours, but if the fish aren’t biting you’ll leave empty-handed.
Of course, when you take to the water with an experienced guide who understands the water, the fish and their behaviors, and what type of gear works best, your odds of going home empty-handed are greatly reduced.
PERSEVERANCE DOES PAY OFF
While patience may not always be enough to guarantee a catch, it certainly doesn’t hurt. That, along with being willing to rise early, to learn about casting techniques and choosing the right equipment, and understanding each species’ unique patterns and behaviors, will often pay off in the end.
If you’ve found yourself stuck in a rut at work or want to teach your little ones the rewards that come with hard work and perseverance, fishing is a great way to do just that. Not only will they get to enjoy the thrill of reeling in a fish, but they’ll also find out that nothing tastes as good as a fish that you caught yourself.
SHAKE OFF YOUR LOSSES AND TRY AGAIN
When a project goes south at work or kids are struggling to learn a new instrument or sport, dealing with failure can feel impossible. After all, starting over is often time-consuming, or in some cases might not be an option.
To help re-instill or teach the importance of shaking off a failure and starting over again, book a fishing trip. While it is always frustrating to lose the battle with a fish or to cast your line over and over again without getting a bite, it’s always very easy to simply reel it in and try again.
When you do finally get a catch, you’ll remember how important it is to always keep trying, no matter how frustrated you get.
HEALTHY COMPETITION MAKES THINGS A LITTLE MORE FUN
Going fishing with a group of friends or your family is a great way to enjoy some fun, healthy competition. Whether you set out to compete for the biggest or rarest catch, odds are it will turn into that on the water.
Fishing makes for great competition because it levels the playing field in many ways. You don’t need to be the biggest or strongest to reel in that day’s largest catch. When you have guides helping you, you don’t even need to be the most skilled person on the boat. Even a first-time angler has a shot at reeling in a record salmon.
GETTING BACK TO NATURE IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
There’s nothing quite as restoring as getting back to nature. In fact, studies show that the mood boost and other health benefits we feel aren’t just in our heads either. Spending time outdoors has been proven to lower your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, lower stress levels and blood pressure, and more.
British Columbia’s rich and diverse wilderness and untamed wilderness is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you aren’t casting a line, watch for wilderness on the shore and in the waters, which are teeming not just with salmon and halibut, but with orcas, dolphins, seals, and more.
BOOKING A FISHING EXCURSION FOR YOUR FAMILY OR YOURSELF
Whether you’re eager to teach your kids about how much fun fishing can be or you’re looking for a way to reset your own mind with some time outdoors, nothing beats a Fishing Excursion.
Without having to worry about gear, finding places to fish, or even brushing up on your skills, you can relax and take in the scenery, and focus on reeling in a great catch. When you’re not on the water, spend your time enjoying the company of friends or family, take a quiet hike or paddle, or simply soak in the hot tub. You’ll return to your normal life and work feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way!
While travel plans might be stalled this year, it’s not too early to book your 2022 adventure with Sointula Lodge!
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