With more than 9.5 billion pounds of fish caught in just one single year here in the United States (at least according to data representing the year of 2016), it is clear to see that fishing is immensely commonplace. The data only continues to back that up, showing that more than 51 million people participate in fly fishing, saltwater fishing, or freshwater fishing in this same span of time.
And many of these people are young people, with more than 11 million falling between the ages of 6 and 17, very young indeed. Well over half – more than 60%, as a matter of fact – are under the age of 45, at least as of the year of 2017. In addition to this, more than one fifth of all surveyed people who fell between the ages of 18 and 29 said they had been fishing at least once in the past year (and some went even more frequently than this, as you might have already guessed).
But why is fishing so commonplace? Why are so many people going fishing at least 4-5 time a year (the average for