Many people consider that fish are only a medium of survival, or to some extent a food supply; yet there is another angle that is little known. The manufacturing industry utilizes more than two billion pounds of fish and fish by-products every year. This is slightly more than is used for food.
What most people do not know is that fishing continues to provide recreational activity of making it one of the most preferred hobbies.
In fact, fishing as a hobby is continuously growing and that is why the estimated number of people who acquire fishing licenses each year is more than 12 million.
Moreover, surveys show that for every dollar spent for a fishing license, there are sixteen dollars spent for equipment, such as fishing tackle, food, clothing, and transportation. There is more money spent on fishing than on any other hobby in existence.
Why is it a Great Hobby?
It is a means of providing something to free the mind and body of the worries of the day. It has also been proven to help in mentoring troubled teens, replacing negative thoughts and activity with more positive traits and pursuits. Fishing is truly a wholesome sport.
The use of all types of fishing equipment has added something that no other feature could possibly accomplish. Thousands of youngsters are enthusiastic to learn how to cast a fly or plug bait.
These youngsters have an interest in fish and fishing and they desire to fish in a lawful and recreational manner.
Boiled down, fish and fishing may be considered one of man’s essential resources. It is hoped that further realization of fishing as a hobby will develop the necessary knowledge of the true recreational value of fishing, the fish, and the general conservation of all natural resources as well as the value of good sportsmanship and developing good citizens.
Many people love to go fishing, instead of playing tennis or golf. Others make it their primary sport activity together with their families and friends to relieve boredom and stress. Surveys say that more than 50 million Americans love to go fishing and make it their lifestyle option instead of other sports.
In Alabama, fishing represents a substantial impact on the state economy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are represented and about 20,000 people list fishing as their source of livelihood. However, most people consider it as a form of relaxation and a family activity. In general, it is a lifestyle option.
In the book titled “The Incomplete Psychology of Everyday Fishing;” psychologist Paul G. Quinnett dedicated an entire chapter about fishing as a source to relieve stress. In the chapter, “Ethics of Fishing” he points out that a person must appreciate and enjoy the benefits of nature. He also highlighted that fishing correct is a way for an individual to become more disciplined in his lifestyle.
“Family Life First,” an organization dedicated to introducing how to spend useful family time to parents for their children, have factual data that in the past 20 years, 25 percent of a child’s playing time has decreased. Outdoor activities, where most children spend their playing time, have also declined by 50 percent. Since 1969 to 1996, 22 percent of family time activities have lessened proven by the study of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Any fruitful time to interact with your children is time worth investing. Fishing is a way to connect. The quality time you get is really worth the effort. The experience you get by catching fish is what makes it wonderful to enjoy and that is the important part of fishing. There are 23 public fishing lakes having plenty of fish waiting to be caught. All children can experience the excitement and adventure of fishing. You will always remember the very first time you caught a fish, and the parent who showed you how to catch it. You gain enjoyable and learning experiences from fishing that makes it a great family activity.
Alabama, for example, promotes its lakes and open banks as places best for fishing. You do not even need a boat to catch fish. There are also stores where you can find what you need for fishing. You may bring your family with you and the time of being together and enjoying the fun of fishing is the best family activity you could have.
There are many kinds of fishing equipments in stores, numerous fishing methods in books, and fishing advices online. To make it all simple, here are the basic things you need to know for your first time fishing adventure.
1) How to fish with bait
* Tackle. To plunk the bait, you should purchase lead weights. The weight of the lead would vary depending on the current of the environment. Anglers commonly use and recommend bank sinkers with a number-two hook.
To avoid sinkers to slide, you would need a swivel to act as a stop. To protect the knot, you could use plastic beads between the swivel and weight. Using two appropriate swivels could allow you to rig the sliding sinkers.
* Bait. The commonly used bait for all kinds of fishes is worms. Another popular bait is chicken liver. Remember to buy fresh bait and keep them cold to avoid them from getting soft and allowing the bait to stay within your hooks.
Some of the commonly used baits are cut-baits which include skin from fried chicken, fish entrails, grasshoppers, salmon eggs, shrimps and crayfish tails.
2) How to fish – There are three basic methods for fishing.
* Plunking – It is the most common method used. Use a suitable amount of weight for you to be able to take hold of the bait in a position which is against any current. An option in plunking is to use minimal weight for the bait to move along with the water current.
* Back bouncing – It is done by lifting the bait out the bottom and raising the tip of the rod for one to two feet. Allowing the bait to walk with the current, you should free the back reel or spool. Repeat the steps when the lure settles down on the bottom. Back bouncing is effective in deeper water like fishing in a boat.
* Drift-fishing – It is a simple method wherein you cast upstream or downstream. This may vary depending on the current’s amount. You should count the appropriate depth and start reeling.
3) How to fish from a boat – It is important to determine in which location you would perform your fishing. Deeper water needs heavier jigheads compared when fishing on shore.
* With heavy weight which keeps your bait near the bottom of the water and the line straight down from your boat, you are able to drift the boat along with any current. A good technique of fishing on boats is trolling slowly with a fishing device called bottom-walker.
Fishing is easy as long as you’re enjoying the trip. Bring some of your family and friends along and make your first time fishing a memorable one.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
the largest fishing tournament organization worlds, announced that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement several years with Keystone Light, from the 2013 season.
, a cornerstone of the MillerCoors portfolio will be prominently by FLW. The beer brand will receive exposure across all platforms flws, including tournaments and exhibitions, multiple sites, the FLW Bass Fishing magazine and television FLW on NBC Sports Network. “FLW” is broadcast on Sundays in high definition (HD) to over 559 million homes around the world, making it the most widely distributed weekly TV-out sport in the world. Keystone Light will also feature FLW anglers and marketing communications, including social media assets.
This partnership strengthens the marketing opportunities that professional bass fishing has said Trish Blake, President of FLW, Marketing Division. The popularity of this sport is growing and the involvement of the brand Keystone Light points. The passion and loyalty of anglers in this country is something that Keystone Light recognizes and plans to adopt. FLW himself as a visionary leader in the industry and this partnership reinforces our commitment to the sport mainstream America.
professional fishermen of Redlands, Calif., and Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, representing Keystone Light in the Walmart FLW Tour in 2013 and appears in various Walmart store events. Ehrler, one of the most successful fishermen in the world was 2006 Forrest Wood Cup champion and is currently ranked third all-time money winners FLW tops the list with more than $ 1.9 million in gains career. 2013 will be the ninth year Ehrlers FLW circuit. Grigsby, entering his 12th year on the circuit FLW is also one of the first anglers in the sport. With 11 career top-10 and nearly 700,000 in career earnings, Grigsby seeks to add to those totals in 2013 as part of the team of Keystone Light.
We are delighted to begin this new partnership with FLW said Jordan Krawll, brand manager Keystone Light. We know that light drinkers Keystone enjoy fishing and sponsorship is a great way for us to continue to communicate with our loyal fans and celebrate our common passion.
FLW is the industrys first tournament fishing organization, providing fishery resources and unparalleled entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW offers anglers of all levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money national in 2013 over 231 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which offer an avenue for the salary and the richest sport championship trophy as coveted Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a life experience that is the best in fishing, on and off the water, across a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor exhibitions and FLW Fantasy Fishing . For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and FLW, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and seek FLW on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.
, markets and sells the MillerCoors portfolio of brands in the United States and Puerto Rico. Built on a foundation of great beer brands and nearly 300 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors beer company is the second largest in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of beer sales in the United States. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across all segments of heavy industry. Miller Lite is the great tasting beer that established the American light category of beer in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to refreshment as cold as the Rockies. MillerCoors beers Coors Banquet premium beers and Miller Genuine Draft, and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also offers innovative products such as Miller64 and Sparks. The MillerCoors craft and import company, Tenth and Blake, imports Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch and Molson Canadian and features craft beers from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Company Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the United States, as well as Leinenkugels Craft Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and two microbreweries, the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to create the best beer company in America by the engine of growth of the industry profitable. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. For more MillerCoors.com at facebook.com / MillerCoors or through Twitter @ MillerCoors.
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