Why are people passionate about fishing?
It is that never-ending and always renewed excitement you feel before each and every trip. It is the hunt for a fish, the nature, the quietness, the depths of the water, your own thoughts when fishing, and, of course, the pure and complete joy you feel when catching a fish.
Why is fishing so relaxing?
Spending time out in nature promotes relaxation and offers many of the same benefits that meditation does, such as reduced blood pressure and decreased anxiety. In fact, studies have shown that fishing is good for your mental health because it can lower your cortisol levels (your body’s main stress hormone).
Why is fishing good for mental health?
Studies also indicate that fishing activities can lower cortisol levels, also called the stress hormone, which is beneficial to your mental health. These effects can last for up to three weeks after the fishing trip. Due to this, people experiencing trauma and those who have PTSD use fishing as a way of coping.