Monday, January 2, 2012

Fishing For Leisure

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza at 11:44 PM
Fishing For Leisure
For some people, selecting a sport that appeals to them is not necessarily a decision that reflects an innate desire for physical contact or rough competition. Instead, some prefer an activity that allows for a quiet experience that can be enjoyed in private or in a small group.

For these individuals, it is the experience that dictates whether the sport is an enjoyable one, so picking one that appeal to their personality type is highly important. Another aspect of these individuals is that they sometimes prefer to be outside challenging nature, giving hiking, camping, and fishing a very real purpose for some individuals.

Since these participants have specific criteria for what they find to be enjoyable, making sure that their selection is utilized to its fullest is considered very important. This is very applicable to the sport of fishing, where participants know what they want from their participation, and that the enjoyment comes from solitude, patience, and the nature of the experience.

The sport of fishing has a fairly simple premise, but is surprisingly complex and involved given the parameters of the activity. It is a good example of something that is easy to pick up, but ultimately difficult to master.

Fishing is accomplished by casting a hook attached to a line into water and waiting for a fish to bite onto the hook. Once a fish is hooked, it is then up to the participant to reel in the fish using a winching piece on their pole.

This is one of the oldest sports in the world, going back to an ancient time where it was necessary for people that were near water sources to fish in order to survive. Not only were participants necessary for survival, but their skills and how effective they were in pursuing them gave prestige within the system as well.

In a more modern setting, most people do not need to get their food straight from the water in order to survive, so what used to be mandatory in many situations is now considered an activity that can be undertaken for fun and stress relief. Therefore, it has been effectively transformed in the way that it is perceived and how it is approached by people.

Anglers usually add to their capabilities by adding a lure to the hook, so that the fish will be more tempted to bite. Selecting the right lure is a science in itself, and there is much friendly debate about the effectiveness about various types, as well as urban myths that exist regarding the possible effectiveness of wildly nontraditional lures.

There are many benefits involved with fishing. While the sport does not necessarily act as others would and physically improve the attributes of the person participating, it does instill advantages that can be applied elsewhere. As a rule of thumb, anglers need to learn these attributes in order to be effective in future endeavors.

Firstly, fishing instills a sense of patience into the individual. This patience may not be present at first, but over the course of subsequent sessions it will naturally evolve as a conditioned method of dealing with long stretches of time that lack a rush of activity.

Next, a sense of timing is instilled in the individual. This timing is one that arises from actually catching fish, and knowing the proper rhythm and speed to maintain while hauling in the catch.

This sense of timing can easily be applied to other areas, especially fitness, where it will naturally manifest itself as stride. An athlete that takes the lessons from angling is a more patient, measured one that knows the best time to put in the most effort.

Above all else, fishing is a fun activity that allows for solitude and reflection while pitting the participant against the wiles and will of nature. For many participants, the joy is not found in the results, but in the experience itself, which is a lesson that can be readily applied to other areas of life.

Fishing is a great leisure time sport that provides am entertaining experience that pits the user against a part of nature. It can be utilized in a variety of ways, from contemplation to stress relief, and is one of the more popular pastimes in areas that provide easy access to it.


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