6 Reasons to Go Fishing on Your Family Holiday
Your family couldn’t be more excited for your Melbourne holiday. You look forward to visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens, shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and seeing the animals at the Melbourne Zoo.
But you also want a chance to relax, spend time with your family and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. What better way to do that than to fish at the greatest fishing reefs in the area?
Here are 6 reasons why you should make a family fishing trip part of your holiday.
A holiday should give you the chance to relax and get away from your fast-paced life. When you’re so concerned about seeing every tourist attraction, your holiday becomes more like work than a holiday.
Fishing gives you a chance to get away from noise and obligations. When you’re out on the open ocean with the wind in your face, you feel like you can finally breathe.
If you’ve fished before, you know there are moments when you need to be quiet and patient. During these moments, you can relax, meditate and feel peace.
Allows You to See Nature’s Beauties
You can see nature’s wonders in a zoo or aquarium, but when you fish, you’re actually immersed in them-you become part of nature. You can watch birds fly, see fish jump and marvel at the magnificent sparkling waters around you.
Teaches Kids Discipline
You want to teach your kids how to have fun, but you also want to teach them how to work hard. When you teach them to fish, they learn how to tackle a difficult challenge.
Just think of all the things kids learn while fishing. They learn how to use the right bait and find the right fishing spots. They learn how to cast a line and how to reel in a fish. They learn how to face difficulty and disappointment when they don’t catch anything.
When your children do catch fish, they’ll feel proud that they took on a difficult obstacle and worked hard to achieve their goals.
Allows You to Spend Quality Family Time
Usually, it’s hard to spend time with your family. Each family member is busy with work, school and activities. Even when you’re together, everyone is immersed in their computers and phones.
When you fish together as a family, you finally have a chance to be together without any distractions. You can put your phones and computers away and just talk and get to know one another.
Lets You Share Your Hobbies with Your Children
Maybe you’re an avid angler, but you’ve never had the chance to fish with your son or daughter before. Create an opportunity where you can introduce your child to one of your favourite hobbies.
Fortunately, fishing is easy for kids to learn; see our tips for teaching kids how to fish. Once your child learns to love fishing, he or she can join you for many more trips in the future.
Gives You a Healthy Food Source
Let’s not forget why humans started fishing in the first place-to eat. Not only is fishing fun and exciting, but if you’re lucky enough to make a catch, you can provide your family with a delicious dinner.
Fish are a healthy food source, too; they have omega-3s, which may lower heart disease risk.
But remember-even if you don’t catch many (or any) fish, you’ll still create happy family memories.
During your next holiday to Melbourne, don’t spend your entire holiday fighting crowds. Enjoy the beauties of nature, the stress-free environment and the excitement of the catch as you fish with your family.