The Benefits Of Taking Kid’s Fishing (w/ Saltwater Experience)

By: Joseph Simonds on July 4, 2015
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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:

  1. Family
  2. Experience
  3. 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)

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Salt Strong co-founder Joe Simonds, his mom, and cousin Jennifer

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:

  1. Become Closer with your kids
  2. Pass on the love of fishing to the next generation
  3. Develop a fishing partner for life with your kid(s)
  4. Kids need a connection to the outdoors
  5. And of course, everyone needs a little Vitamin D

CLICK HERE to read the full article on the Saltwater Experience blog.

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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.

Fish On!

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.

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Millie Hue

I like that you mentioned that making fishing as a family bonding can give the kids the time and attention that they want from you while having fun. I might have to convince my husband to take our kids to do this kind of activity next week. It would really be a perfect time since I have filed a leave for that week, so I can give all my time to them. Thanks!


I really liked it when you mention that some of your fondest memories with your parents and grandparents were about fishing proving that fishing was an amazing sport that can be enjoyed by just about anyone. I’m sure that my older sister will appreciate hearing about this, especially since she’s the one who’s trying to figure out what she can do to make up with her kids. She’s so busy with her job that she wants to do something fun with them for the weekends, and seeing this article gave me an idea about the best option. I’ll discuss this with her. Thank you.

Tomas Killington
Tomas Killington

My family and I are going on vacation next month. We are looking for different activities we can do as as a family to help us get closer and make memories. I didn’t realize fishing not only helps kids become closer to their parents, but it also helps all parties get the Vitamin D they need. I’ll be sure to share this option with my family.