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FRDC Report: Identifying the health and well-being benefits of recreational fishing

“The main reason Australian anglers go fishing, apart from catching dinner, is to relax and unwind. And while it seems logical that there are health benefits associated with recreational fishing, it seems incredible that we do not fully understand the scale and range of the benefits.…… Participants (in the study) indicated that there were several social, physical, mental health and well-being benefits to be gained from recreational fishing, with a particular emphasis on relaxation and stress release. When asked what health and well-being benefits families can gain from recreational fishing there was a significant focus on familial bonding

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SA Recreational Fishing Priorities Survey

Ministers Recreational Fishing Advisory Council 5 June at 14:41 · Please complete the 𝗦𝗔 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆 to have your say on the future of recreational...

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MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF FISHING

One of the biggest psychological benefits of fishing is that it allows anglers to focus on the simple act of fishing. You can let go of all your cares and worries, which in turn, gives you the opportunity to decompress and appreciate the beauty and joy a day on the water affords.

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