Fishing! There is nothing like it! Although, it can be tough to convey the joy of sitting for hours on end and waiting for a bite to the uninitiated. Of course, that is precisely what I am going to try to do with this post. Which means all you need to do is sit back and relax and let me tell you all about why fishing is indeed the best leisure activity around.

Its meditative

One of the best things about fishing is its meditative nature. In fact, to the ignorant, a great deal of the fishing experience seems as if you are standing or sitting there doing nothing.

Of course, this isn’t the case because what you are actually doing is carefully waiting for a fish to bite, something that can take a fair bit of time. Yet, what a time this is! A period where you have a reason to slow down and stop altogether. To not check your phone every five seconds. Even to roll ideas around in your mind to see how you really feel about them. In fact, many people love fishing precisely because of this meditative time, and you might well too.

Gets you out in nature. 

Smartphones, tablets, and consoles seem to take up most of our time these days. In fact, it can be effortless to spend at least 99% of our time stuck indoors with our eyes glued to a screen.

Fishing, however, is an activity that provides you with a legitimate reason to get out into the wilds of nature. To appreciate the landscape, flora, and fauna, and refresh your mind and your body with crystal-clean air.

Some even argue that the act of fishing helps them to develop a great respect for nature and animals in general. The reason being that catching and eating a creature in the wild is so different than buying pre-packed meat or fish that is far removed from its natural habitat.

There lots of tackle to obsess over.

For some folks, it’s not so much the activity itself they love, but the endless combination of hooks, flies, lines, and reels. In fact, for those people that love to research, shop, and collect items to do with their hobby, fishing is one of the best choices around.

You can even get crafty and make your own lures if you like. Something you can find out more about in the video below. Although it’s always worth doing your research on sites like Fishing Sun before you buy. After all, even fishing supplies can add up if you purchase them indiscriminately. 

Give you a reason to get away for a few days.

Finally, one of the best things about fishing is that it gives you a fabulous excuse to get away for a few days. In fact, you can take a tent and some supplies, along with a company camping chair, and have all you need to keep you entertained for days on end. Something that can be very therapeutic mentally as well as physically and therefore makes fishing a great leisure activity choice.