Take Father’s Day Outside This Year – Go Fishing!
Father’s Day is about more than gifts, more than cards. It’s about spending quality time with Dad. So why not unplug and enjoy the day outdoors? This year, try a family-friendly activity like fishing.
Fishing is a great way to create lifelong family memories, and it encourages kids to have a sense of adventure and appreciate nature. It doesn’t matter if your family is new to fishing or if you are all experts – everyone should take this opportunity for family bonding.
Fishing offers great benefits for kids, including instilling a sense of responsibility and appreciation for wildlife and conservation.
- Small hooks = big catches
- Use kid’s tools, such as bobbers, for beginners
- Use small worms, instead of ‘great big gobs of worms’.
If you’re concerned about finding a nice fishing area near you – don’t be! Take Me Fishing just released its list of the 2015 Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish & Boat. For top-ranked lakes in Colorado, check out Chatfield State Park (Littleton), Late Pueblo State Park (Pueblo), and Aurora Reservoir Park (Aurora) – all of these parks are accessible across the state.
Posting a pic on Facebook or Twitter? Use #FirstCatch to show off your first catches – whether it’s your child’s first catch of their life, or just Dad’s first catch of the day.
Take Me Fishing is also encouraging dads and families to donate in honor of dad to promote wildlife preservation and aquatic conservation efforts for future generations with the campaign#DadsGiveBack. Visit Take Me Fishing’s site to learn more about donating.
This Father’s Day, forget the wrapping paper and the gifts. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about nature, and teach your kids how to appreciate the little things in life.
If you have questions about how to get started, check out Take Me Fishing’s tips for family fishing.