It's no secret that eating fish offers a whole host of health benefits to people. And let's not forget how delicious a meal containing fish will taste! If you're a food fan, you will no doubt eat fish on a regular basis. But, have you ever noticed that the fish you sometimes buy isn't as nice tasting as you would like?
It might be easy to think that your palate is changing as you get older. The thing is, the reason is often down to the quality of fish on offer. When you buy fish from a retailer like a supermarket, it isn't always fresh, believe it or not.
Why isn't the fish I buy fresh?
Some supermarkets and other retailers will claim that fish is fresh. In reality, it could have been frozen for quite some time before going on sale. Other times, employee errors could mean customers getting sold older fish. If stored correctly, it shouldn't cause you to have food poisoning, for example. But, you'll know that it just doesn't taste fresh.
It's not that easy to distinguish fresh fish from older ones in a supermarket. Or even from a fishmonger. That's why it makes sense to go out and catch it yourself! And if that's not a good enough reason to take up fishing, here are some others that will convince you:
You are supporting wildlife and fisheries management
In most places, you will need a fishing license to go out and start fishing. But, what happens with the money you pay for those licenses? Well, the simple answer is that it funds wildlife and fisheries programs.
Because of such programs, it means the fish population can get controlled and flourish. Otherwise, we could end up with a shortage of particular species. And it can cause other environmental problems too.
Let's face it. There's just no fun in going to a supermarket and buying some fish on sale! It's much more interesting to go out catch your fish!
There is immense satisfaction in going up a river in your kayak and catching some fish you can eat the same day. Nothing quite beats it!
You lose some weight
Fishing is, without a doubt, a physical pastime. Especially when you're on a river in a Perception Sport Pescador Pro 12 kayak or similar. Spending a few hours catching some fish will keep you fit and healthy.
What's more, cooking fish is better for you as a meal idea than meat, for example. Your body gets to enjoy more vitamins and nutrients when eating fish.
It's a brilliant way to relieve some stress
Many of us lead busy lives. And when we do long hours at work each day, we tend to take the day's stresses home with us. Fishing is a real escape from the stresses of everyday life. It's something that offers you a change of scenery. Plus, you have a chance to "reboot" your mind when you get back home.
Now you know the benefits of catching and eating fresh fish, it’s time to do it!