Teach a Kid to Fish and He'll Have Skills for a Lifetime
Fishing is a perfect way to establish lasting bonds with kids. If you want to create a legacy and some lasting memories with your children or grandchildren, try taking them on a fishing trip. It just might be the best gift you ever give them.
It's shocking how many kids today have no idea where the food on their plate actually comes from. What better way to teach a child how to catch their own meal than to show them first hand?
For a real eye opener, check out this video in which Jamie Oliver asks a group of 6-year-olds to identify different vegetables: https://youtu.be/bGYs4KS_djg
In order to be well rounded,Don’t let them grow up to be adults that would have no idea how to feed their families if the Internet shut down for a week.
Far too many kids don't spend enough time in the great outdoors--watching Dora the Explorer on TV from the comfort of a couch doesn't count as an outdoor adventure. Get your kids outside, put a rod in their hands, and watch them blossom into young adults that respect and admire the outdoors.
Kids these days are accustomed to instant gratification, and it's no surprise. Dinners from drive-thru windows, movies on demand, and the endless amount of entertainment options on the Internet teach kids they can get what they want, when they want. On the other hand, exposing kids to fishing teaches them the joy of patience. In today’s world, kids with patience will far outshine all of their peers who don’t know the meaning of the word. Get them outside with a fishing pole for a couple of hours and watch how their demeanor changes like magic.
Many kids admit they will text their friend who is within sight instead of walking over and talking to them! Fishing offers a time to slow down, interact, and enjoy the pleasure of face-to-face conversation.
Fishing is one of those bonds that continues to bring families together for years and even generations to come. When children grow up having spent countless days fishing with you, guess what they'll still want to do in their spare time? Spend time with you and take YOU fishing!
What if you don't know how to fish? What if you find if difficult to be patient with youngsters? What if you'd rather have an expert show them how to fly cast? There are any number of reasons you might want a little extra help when it comes to teaching children the fine art of fishing.
That's why you'll love hiring a charter fishing guide. There are many charter fishing guides who offer family-friendly trips, child-sized fishing equipment, and plenty of hands-on help. They enjoy sharing their love of fishing with children and get a kick out of watching them reel in their very first fish. They'll often share fishing stories that will entertain the kids (and you) all day long.
Look through our online directory for a charter fishing guide in your area and contact him. Don't be afraid to ask him questions before booking a trip:
Kids grow up fast. Don't wait--take your kids fishing now and it will pay dividends for years to come!