The Future Of Fishing
Children today seem to be homebodies and often withdraw to themselves playing video games and using social media. Our youth will be the next generation that keeps the sport of fishing alive. Anglers who love and are passionate about fishing have the chance to mentor those young potential anglers. You ask how is that. Well, you can through a fishing club or organization. Put on a fishing clinic or a fun day of pond fishing for them. You would be surprised how many young folks have never fished and would love to if someone would teach them. A prime example of youth fishing that is growing in the United States is bass fishing at the high school and college level. Many of the young anglers have been exposed to fishing, but now more are getting hooked into the sport. That, and no experience needed prior to joining a team. For those of us that are into fishing as professionals, guides or fishing journalists, we have no excuse to help out. Our sponsors and companies that advertise with us like when we get involved and are willing to support events that teach and educate youth fishing. Whatever you fish for, a young angler would love to learn from you. Next time you go wet a line, take a young person with you. You might just remember why you fell in love with fishing in the first place.