5 reasons to go fishing while on holidays

Woman and boy share a fishing rod to cast a line out to river from grassy riverbank.

Fishing in Marysville, Victoria.

So, you love fishing when you are on holidays but are finding it hard to convince others just how awesome angling is? Don’t fear – we have five solid reasons why holidaymakers should fish during their break.

1.     Connection

Put down the iPads and mobile phones and connect the good old-fashioned way – through conversation. Fishing is the type of activity that encourages chatter and, therefore, is a great way to spend time with friends. There’s something about the tranquillity of a quiet fishing spot and being in a relaxed environment that brings out the best in casual conversation.

2.     Family time

For families, it’s tough to get everyone to agree on a holiday activity, especially as your children grow older. Yet fishing is the ideal family pursuit. This timeless activity can be enjoyed by all ages: you don’t grow out of fishing – you grow into it. Better still, our fishing tips for beginners can help anyone to get started.

If fishing with children, let them play a part in the process to better understand the art of landing a catch. Fishing teaches children useful skills and values such as the importance of preparation, patience, and persistence among many others.

There is something particularly exhilarating about landing that first catch – and the excitement on your child’s face is likely to be priceless.

3.     Easy access

Fishing is such a versatile activity. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia; it’s easy to find somewhere to dangle a line. Whether it’s from the beach or rocks, on the banks of a river or lake, or in a boat, fishing can be enjoyed with ease. And where there’s water, there is sure to be a BIG4 park.

4.     Relaxing

Holidays are all about relaxation, and fishing is a great way to keep entertained while taking it easy. Find a quiet spot to cast your fishing rod, perhaps even pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy a pleasant outing with family or friends.

Smiling couple with fishing rods sits on sunny grass island in the middle of river.

Fishing along the Murray River, South Australia.

5.     Value for money

Sure, when you’re just starting out fishing can put a bit of a dent in the wallet. Buying equipment for any hobby comes at a cost. However, once you’ve bought your gear, ongoing costs are minimal. In fact, it can be argued that fishing offers great value for money.


Now that you’re armed with some perfectly good reasons why fishing and holidays are a wonderful mix, start planning your next adventure with BIG4.

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1 comment on “5 reasons to go fishing while on holidays”

  1. Braden Bills

    6 January 2017 at 2:06 am

    I’m trying to decide what I should do with my family during our vacation. I didn’t even think about fishing! It makes sense that it would give us all time to spend together connecting. It would be a great way to relax, too!

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