We often overlook fishing as a sport that can also burn calories. Often we think that fishing is just lounging in a boat and waiting for a fish to take the bait, but it is so much more. Who knew that fishing can be rewarding and have significant effects on our overall physical and mental health? Even psychologists, who are specialists in the mental health field. “You can easily see how a pastime like fishing can become much more than a way to relax and unwind at the end of a busy week,” says psychologist Bridget Grenville-Cleave. This article will teach us the benefits we get from fishing and how it affects our mental state.