Here are five reasons to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week during the week of June 4-12, 2016.
Take Me Fishing, a project of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, is hosting their annual National Fishing and Boating Week celebration this June 4-12, 2016, across the country.
Need an excuse to go fishing or boating then? Below are five reasons to get out on the water.
1. Free Fishing Days
During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states all across the country are hosting "Free Fishing Day" events. What does this entail? Anglers desiring to fish in their state's freshwater and saltwater bodies will have their license fees waives in most places. Go here to find when your state is participating in "Free Fishing Days".
2. Be one with nature to stay fit
Fishing and boating provide us opportunities to be one with nature while staying fit. Why not charter a boat on the lake, river, or ocean? Summer weather is around the corner, and National Fishing and Boating Week will allow you to jump-start your summer-related water activities. There are so many health benefits to being out on the water, so why not be more active while out in nature?
3. Land the catch of a lifetime
If you haven't gone out on the water yet, use this week to catch a cast in the hopes of catching a fish of a lifetime. Regardless of the size of fish caught, all catches should be worth celebrating. As John Buchan once observed, "The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." Make sure you have rods in tact, your tackle boxes ready, and a thirst to cast a line!
4. Spend time with family and friends
Being out on the water is a great way to bond with family and friends. Whether it's fathers teaching their sons and daughters how to fish or couples fishing together, fishing and boating allow us to spend quality time with family and friends. It's good for the soul too!
5. Have fun
National Fishing and Boating Week's primary objective is for participants to have fun. Fishing and boating are both fun, action-packed activities that people of all ages can enjoy. Both fishing and boating are intensive but fun activities that provide endless fun to those who participate. Discover new places to fish and boat too!
Before fishing or boating this week, be sure to look up your state's laws on licenses and permits. Practice real sustainable fishing and boat safety measures to maximize fun while minimizing problems!