Can Fishing Be Classified As Exercise
Fishing is definitely exercise. But it all depends on the effort you put into it and what type of fishing you are doing.
Stream fishing involves a lot of hiking and climbing along the edges of the stream just to get to the water where the fish are. The water resistant you get from wade fishing will work your core to help you stay fit.
With fly fishing, wading through rivers and flinging flies or lures all day can pretty good aerobics. Fly fishing requires constant movement and treading the resistent of the current.
Kayak fishing is a benefit healthwise as you troll through a lake or ocean moving from fishing spot to fishing spot.
Surf casting from the beach involves constant moving and casting to catch fish.
Of course you can just fish from a lawn chair, boat or pier while drinking beer which would not benefit your overall physical health but it would be calming, stress relieving and relaxing and you would still enjoy yourself.