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Why Do People Even Go Fishing? 3 Things You Should Know

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To the uninitiated, it might seem strange that people go king salmon fishing, take charter boats to catch behemoth swordfish, or even rent cabins and take weekend fishing trips at all.

Yet, people do. Over 10 million youths between the ages of six and 17 years went fishing in 2013. More than 28 million anglers devote almost 467 million angler-days to the sport of fresh water fishing, too, making it the most popular type of fishing. Why is that?

Here are just a few reasons why people taking fishing trips, and why you might want to consider taking one as well.

It's Great Exercise.

Yes, believe it or not, fishing is exercise. Casting, fighting waves, getting motors running, reeling in catches, standing upright, wading into waters and more can all work the body out. Sure, you see a lot of anglers just sitting and standing around, but there's plenty of exercise in fishing.

It Supports the Economy and the Environment.

Fishing supports more than 828,000 jobs. That's a fact. It creates bait shops, equipment stores, boat rental services, and tons of other businesses. What's more, it also helps support the environment. First of all, the money generated by fishing licenses directly supports wildlife departments. Secondly, fishing also helps keep local populations in check, and ensures that ecosystems remain in balance.

It's Just a Plain-Old Good Time.

Perhaps the biggest reason people take fishing trips is because they're just plain-old good times. It's relaxing. You get to go out and enjoy some nature for once. It's time you get to spend with friends or on your own. It relieves stress. It's just a great time. If you've tried fishing, and it's just not your thing, that's okay, but if you've never gone, you should consider a fishing trip. You might fall in love with the sport.

These are just some of the reasons people love to go fishing. If you have another reason why you love fishing, feel free to share in the comments.

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