In recent years fishing tourism has increased throughout the UK. Fishermen from
all over Europe and even from all over the world are flocking to locations around
England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland for the unique experience of fishing the
many great locations available.
The range of options possible is astounding and
means that there is something for everybody. Whether you are a Norwegian restaurateur
or a Japanese executive, as long as you have a fondness for hip waders and worms
(or flies), there is probably a unique UK fishing experience waiting for you.
A sub-trend of this movement towards fishing tourism is the inclusion of language
instruction into day to day activities. Obviously these are aimed at foreign
visitors! The amazing point of these programs is that people who want to learn
English, can learn the language not only in an English speaking country, but
doing an activity that they love. The group or one-on-one classes takes the student
outside and into their element where they learn in a real-life situation. Clearly
this is much more fun and probably much more helpful than sitting in an English
school in London.
And this notion of learning a language doing an activity you're passionate
about isn't just happening in the UK. You can learn
Spanish while surfing in Mexico, learn
French taking a wine tour of Burgundy, or learn Thai while volunteering
in impoverished communities in Thailand. These programs around the world let
you travel to exotic locations, and if you have the urge (and the cash) to travel
to a foreign country and learn a new language, the possibilities are endless.
And the UK happens to have fantastic fishing opportunities that draw people from
around the globe to learn the language and who prefer these experiences rather
than learning English
in London in a more traditional setting. And I can't blame