Thanks to Jon from Outdoor Empire for allowing me to share the following link.

Not that we need another reason to go fishing as we already have thousands however there is an important one that few anglers ever consider:  FlyFishing – is great for your health.

Anytime you spend time outdoors in the natural world, you’ll enjoy the restorative and stress-relieving benefits nature provides, but fishing provides a number of other benefits that you won’t get by just going for a picnic or birdwatching. For example, fly fishing provides you with a good bit of low-impact exercise, and it also forces you to stay on your feet for a lengthy period of time, which is very important for those of us who languish behind a desk all week long.

Fly fishing also gives you a great chance to put some healthy protein on the dinner table. You certainly want to follow local rules and  regulations and avoid taking more fish than you need at a given time, but most healthy fish populations will safely tolerate a modest harvest. Fish are a lean protein that will fill you without clogging your arteries, many species provide inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids too.

If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of fishing, check out Outdoor Empire’s comprehensive review of the subject. There, you’ll not only learn more of the ways fishing can help keep you healthy and happy, you’ll also learn strategies for maximising the benefits provided by the activity.