What makes recreational fishing so addictive? Catching fish can be a lot of fun, but research indicates that for most Australians it doesn’t explain the whole story.
A number of studies from around Australia have looked at what motivates us to go fishing, and found that there are several reasons why we find fishing so satisfying. For many it’s about spending time outdoors. For others it’s the time spent with friends and family. Many fishers also describe a relaxed, near meditative state, where they ‘lose time’. How many people do you know who struggle finding peace like that in modern-day life? And of course, fishing demands of us all the art of patience, so rare in our rushed world of instant gratification.
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