4 Good Reasons Fishing Should Be Included On Your Next Family Holiday

Whether you’re someone who loves fishing and goes on a regular basis or you’ve never fished before it can be difficult to see why you should be spending your time on holidays fishing. However, fishing can be an extremely relaxing way to connect with each other whilst on your travels. If you’re someone who loves fishing you may also find it difficult to convince others and your family that fishing is a good activity for all.

Have a look below at some of the good reasons why you should consider fishing while on holiday:


Fishing is a great way to encourage all the family to step away from mobile phones and tablets and really connect with each other the old fashioned way. It can lead to some great conversations that haven’t needed the aid of the internet to happen. Although at times you do need to be quiet, fishing is the type of activity that spurs on chatter, this makes it a great way to spend time with friends and family. There’s just something about the tranquil feeling you get from a nice secluded, quiet fishing spot or on a fishing trip with others that enjoy the activity. You will find that being in a relaxed environment will bring on the best casual conversation.

Time For The Family

It can be extremely difficult to find an activity that suits everyone in a family when on holiday. Especially as the kids get older. However, fishing is an excellent activity for the whole family to get involved in. It can be enjoyed by all ages, it’s definitely not something that you grow out of. It’s a great way to bond with your children too, you’re able to teach them how to land a catch, survival skills and it also teaches them the importance of preparation, patience and persistence. Just imagine the look on your children’s face when they catch their first fish.


You will find that you will be able to fish almost anywhere in the world. With fishing being a versatile activity, it really doesn’t matter where you are, chances are there will be some fishing available. Whether it’s a the beach, the banks of a river,  a lake or on an organised trip there are plenty of locations and destination where you are able to dangle a fishing line. It’s a good idea to have a look at a fishing guide or two before our holiday so you know exactly where the best places are.

It can save you money

Family holidays can be a bit expensive, especially if you have a large family. Your kids will want to engage in various activities during a holiday vacation, and paying for those activities can dig deep into your pockets. They may want to go for a hike, ice skating, and even horse riding. This can be a bit expensive, but an activity like fishing will be pocket friendly. You will need various types of fishing hooks for different fish, the right fishing attire, and an entrance fee if you prefer to fish in a private fishing spot. You will also need multiple cooking items to cook the fish immediately you fish them out. This will be a great family moment, all at an affordable cost. 


It’s no secret that our holidays are all about relaxation. Fishing is a great way to achieve this, so why wouldn’t you want to do it? It not only keeps you entertained it allows you to take it easy too. Pack a picnic lunch, find a nice quiet spot or organised trip and enjoy a really nice day with family and friends. If you go on an organised trip you may even find new friends.

If you’re someone who loves fishing, it can sometimes be hard to convince others why fishing should be included as a holiday activity but hopefully, this post will be able to help. Do you have any other reasons that you can share in the comments below?