Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor sports, providing you have a fishing rod and reel. Fishing does not stereotype, it doesn’t care about age, gender or the kind of car you drive. And this sport is no longer considered men’s recreation. Fishing has transcended into more than a family sport, it has become an American icon.

Of the 46 million Americans who love to fish, over 30 percent of them are women and there is a growing ethnic diversity with the sport. There are any number of reasons why fishing has enjoyed a boost in popularity, but one thing is certain; people from all walks of life are discovering that fishing makes them better people.

You may know of an older person, a grandfather, uncle or aunt who have spoken of a connection between fishing,  happiness and well-being. If not directly, then certainly through their stories.

There might be those who doubt that fishing can hold such fine attributes. For those, here are a few things to consider:

  • Fishing helps keep you physically fit
  • Fishing reduces stress
  • Fishing may help you live longer
  • Fishing can improve dexterity
  • Fishing can boost your self-confidence

And the list of benefits you can enjoy by fishing go on and on.

We encourage anyone and everyone to try fishing because it is truly a one-of-a-kind sport. Not only is it fun and rewarding, it will make you a better person. This is why we do our part in making sure every kid in America gets an opportunity to go fishing.