The Benefits Of Taking Kid’s Fishing (w/ Saltwater Experience)
By: Joe Simonds on July 4, 2015
Fishing can be a whole heck of a lot of fun.
On the other hand, fishing can certainly get pretty competitive as well (just ask any angler).
But at the real core of fishing you will find these three things:
- Memories that matter
Fishing is a sport and an experience that can be shared and enjoyed by everyone, and if you are anything like me, some of your fondest memories with your parents and grandparents revolve around fishing and being out on the water.
Ironically, some of my fondest memories as a kid were around fishing, without even stepping foot on a boat. Just heading to the marina every single evening to see what the local charters had brought in was enough to create a memory in my mind that I still conjure up 35 years later.
(that’s me on the left at the docks in South Daytona as a kid checking out what the boats caught for the day)
The Benefits of Fishing With Kids
We saw an article by Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience this week on the benefits of fishing with kids that was too good not to share. But instead of just posting on the Salt Strong Facebook page and having 12% of our audience see it, we wanted to give it more life here on the blog.
In Tom’s Saltwater Experience blog about taking kids fishing, he mentions 5 main benefits of taking your kid (or any kid for that matter) out fishing. Check out his blog here on the Saltwater Experience page.
Here are the main 5 bullets that Tom Rowland mentions as the benefits of fishing with kids:
- Become Closer with your kids
- Pass on the love of fishing to the next generation
- Develop a fishing partner for life with your kid(s)
- Kids need a connection to the outdoors
- And of course, everyone needs a little Vitamin D
CLICK HERE to read the full article on the Saltwater Experience blog.
Tips On Taking Kids Fishing [VIDEO]
This holiday weekend, make a point to take your kids out fishing.
The best part is that you don’t need fancy equipment, expensive rods and reels, or even a boat for that matter.
Kids just want your time, they want your attention, and they want to be outside doing something fun with you. Fishing accomplishes all of that.
Go make a kid’s day this weekend.
P.S. – A big thanks to Tom Rowland and Rich Tudor of Saltwater Experience for sharing, and for the awesome kid’s fishing video.
P.P.S. – Tag or Share this article with someone that has kids. They will thank you for it for years to come.