Moreton Bay Able Anglers are always thinking ahead to ensure that Safety First applies to both Land and Boat based sessions. It is important that our participants are not only safe but feel safe and comfortable before, during and after each and every session.
Today we ran one of our Tinnie fishing sessions at Bribie Island. We travelled along the Pumicestone Passage up to the Avon ship wreck and then to a few known fishing hang outs overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains.
Today we had only 1 catch, but we have found that our fishing sessions, regardless of land or boat based fishing are enjoyed by participants even if they are not actually fishing. The sound of the ocean, the wind in their faces and the smell of the salt air, combined these have therapeutic benefits.
- Ocean air has health benefits too. The negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen, and balance your seratonin levels, a body chemical linked with mood and stress. Which is why you feel more alert, relaxed and energised after a beach trip.
- Scientists have claimed that the magnesium in seawater increases skin’s elasticity, hydrates it, and improves its appearance. Salt and potassium chloride, which are naturally found in seawater, are great healers. And, a certain amount of sun can be good for some skin complaints such as psoriasis. This is because a small amount of ultra violet radiation from the sun’s rays helps dry the skin and promotes healing.
- Being near to the ocean is relaxing. Researchers have found that the sound of waves alters brain patterns, which lulls you into a deeply relaxed state and rejuvenates body and mind. Also, the seaside encourages physical activity, even if it’s simply a walk on the beach.
Therapeutic benefits aside, our sessions are, to many people “a god send”, we have seen and hear about mood improvements in participants who attend regularly.