1. Appreciate Nature
Spending time outside is an anomaly for most children these days and the natural world is a beautiful place. It’s important for children to soak up some sunlight and experience how wonderful nature can be.
2. Bonding Time
Fishing can be a great time to have a meaningful conversation or to simply not say a word at all and enjoy the moment together. Either way, fishing can be a fantastic way to form lasting memories.
3. It Can Teach Patience
Every veteran fisherman knows that you can’t just expect a bite as soon as you put your hook in the water, it takes patience. This is a valuable lesson that children can learn. Sometimes things are completely out of their control and that in some situations they must wait to get what they want.
4. Sense of Accomplishment
We all know the feeling, when you reel in a fish and first see it break through the surface of the water. It’s a great feeling that I remember experiencing for the first time when I was a kid. When the patience pays off and you get rewarded for your work. It’s an important lesson for children to learn that will help them for the rest of their lives.
5. Sharing a Passion
If you genuinely love fishing and express your passion around your children they will naturally have at least some interest as to what about it makes you so happy. If you have never taken your kid fishing before you will need some patience the first time around. Keep your expectations low and know that you may not be able to do much fishing yourself. Your kid might lose some lures or maybe even a pole, and heaven forbid, maybe even the whole tackle box, but, it’s worth it.