Fishing has turned from just being a hobby into being a sport. It is one sporting activity that keeps its practitioners physically and mentally fit. As it helps in burning off calories. It is also good for the well being of the total man.
Just like every sports practitioner or athlete out there, anglers also have their code and creed of the fishing sport. Anglers ought to sleep enough, eat well, study, and train.
Lack of sleep and also voluntarily denying one’s self sleep, affects the performance of anglers, as it makes one lose concentration during fishing. Not getting enough sleep hours under the belt is very detrimental to the anglers fishing game. This is because it also slows down the reflexes. And you find yourself taking brief naps in the boat.
Eating a balanced diet is very vital for those who participate in fishing as a sport. From making healthy eating choices such as eating snacks like eggs bacon, coffee and other good snacks, all combine to give you the right kind of vitamins and minerals. But it is not advisable for those participating in fishing to eat bananas.
Most anglers actually eat healthier foods than those who participate in other sports. You can find an angler getting a granola bar and some other healthy energy-giving snacks, meanwhile those in other sports eat junk foods for snack.
What many fail to realize is that fishing requires lots of focus, training and more in order to get the best out of it. And even science has proven this to be true.
Virtually every sports known to man has some way of exerting cardiovascular workouts. So it is funny when many still feel or think that fishing is just some activity where you sit coolly and cast your hoot into the water, waiting for a fish to get hooked on the bait. But fishing is way more than that.
Fishing involves the physical exertion of the body and mind just like every other sport. Being able to navigate rough slippery terrains all in a bid to find a good fishing spot, goes on to pose a challenge to the balance of even the best of anglers. It is also evident in the way one has to hike uphill-wards on steep slopes all in a bid to find that great spot to bury one’s fishing line. The muscular strength it requires to pull out some big catches, is also physical exertion and exercise. The test of precision and accuracy in the way one balances, via hand and eye coordination, is as is seen in other sports such as golf. The strength that fishing gives to the shoulders, triceps, biceps, wrists, forearms and hands are all proof that fishing is a sport.
Fishing is seen as a refreshingly calming, low-impact sporting activity that routinely improves the health of trauma suffering patients. In order that they regain their vitality and strength, and then go about their normal duties. Fly fishing and fly tying have been used in recent times to help injured military veterans recuperate.