June 3, 2008
US - As communities across the country prepare to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation released results from a recent study that shows boating and fishing activities have a strong impact on personal satisfaction and healthy relationships.
From June 1-8, organizations across the country are encouraging people to experience boating and fishing as a way to reconnect with nature and strengthen relationships. Throughout the week, various events will offer hands-on opportunities for families and friends to learn about these recreational pastimes while enjoying quality time together.
Some key findings include:
For a listing of events taking place during National Fishing and Boating Week and information about free fishing days, visit RBFFâs TakeMeFishing.org Web site. For free, downloadable event planning materials, visit www.rbff.org.
- Boaters and anglers are more likely to have close relationships with their children than non-boaters and non-anglers
- Boaters and anglers report feeling more satisfied with their mental health than non-boaters and non-anglers
- Boaters and anglers report that fishing has had a positive impact on their careers, with many of their best ideas coming to them while they're on the water
Reprinted with permission from Trade Only Today.