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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.

				
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Description: 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.