If you have kids headed back to school, you know how hectic their weekday routines can be—but if you own a Robalo boat, you’ve also got a great way to relieve back-to-school stress and enjoy time with family.
In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at the five biggest benefits of a family fishing trip.
A major stress reliever
Work, school, clubs, sports, carpools and more… with this many commitments, the entire family can benefit from some laid-back time on the water! A great way to unwind while still staying active is to go fishing. It allows everyone on board the chance to soak up some sun, enjoy the breeze of the water, and, of course, try their hand at landing a catch. This kind of downtime is a definite stress reliever, especially after the rush of the workweek.
A means of maintaining fitness
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing knows that it’s far from a spectator sport—in fact, you’re likely to get quite a workout every time you twist and pull for a catch. If you pull up to shore for a bit of fly fishing, you’re also guaranteed to be walking and moving through the water quite a bit. Add to these activities the process of moving around your boat, steering or jumping in for a refreshing swim, and your day of fishing turns into some serious fitness for your whole family. This is an especially great way to spend your weekend for those of us who spend much of our weekdays sitting down at a desk. Fishing gets you moving!
If you grew up as an avid lover of angling and spending time on the water, you no doubt want to pass that passion down to your children. What better way is there to do that than by taking them to the water and demonstrating—in person—exactly what you love about the sport? When your kids see you fishing, then have a chance to try out the same processes and techniques themselves, they’re more likely to grow up to be lovers of the sport themselves.
…and even bigger lessons
While family fishing trips will naturally help your kids learn about proper technique and positioning on the water, they’re also bound to teach many other lessons that are even more important. Every time your child lands a difficult catch, they learn the power of persistence—and every time they don’t, they’re able to deal with disappointment a little bit better. If you grew up fishing, you likely learned many of these same lessons without even knowing it at the time!
Time with family
Every family fishing trip offers one huge perk—the ability to spend some quality time together! In a busy, modern world where that kind of time often feels like a hot commodity, it’s refreshing to be able to connect on the water. Every family fishing trip is a new chance to catch up, share some laughs, and enjoy each other’s company (all against the backdrop of beautiful, sunny waterscapes!).
As you can see, fishing trips are fun—but when you bring the whole family along, they can be so much more! We hope that your next Robalo fishing trip is one to remember.