Fishing is an activity that requires a high-level of concentration and silence. So when some people insist on listening to music while doing it, they are considered foolish.
Generally, anglers insist that music does not belong to fishing. They get irritated when they hear loud music drifting across the water and insist others as well to not to turn on music while fishing. But for the people who have been into music for a long time or are passionate about it, not listening to music can be a hard task.
Over the years, I have found that music does not belong to fishing is actually a myth. Facts state that fish are not as affected by noise as we think they are.
It does not mean that you can turn on music at an ear-deafening level, while fishing. It means that if you want to listen to it while enjoying your leisure time, you can do it without having to worry that the fish might get away.
Studies have proven that while a sudden loud noise can cause fish to scatter immediately, it also draws them back in.
It proves that fish are a curious creature, especially goldfish. Have you ever wondered how do goldfish lay eggs during aquarium power outage? Do they follow the natural process which every creature does or something else? Anyways, according to studies, fish swim back to the area from where they heard loud music, to investigate the matters. This theory applies to a rock being tossed in or a loud anchor and chain hitting the bottom. So it proves that music is not as bothersome as it often thought.
Since the studies are largely inconclusive, it is not recommended for people to hold outdoor concerts by their favorite fishing places. But if you want to listen to some light music while enjoying your free time, you can do it without any hesitation, as there is no good reason to stop yourself from doing that.
Fishing is a relaxing activity which anglers believe should be practiced in silence. This is so because it gives you time to reflect and let go of your worries. So those people do not like getting disturbed in their free time. Still if you want to enjoy its pleasure, invest in a good pair of waterproof headphones or earbuds.
But listening to music while fishing has a lot of disadvantages. The prime one is not being able to hear what is going around you. If you want to hear music, I will recommend you to use headphones, as it is not right to disturb others for your pleasure. However, if you go fishing in a totally secluded place, you can turn on your portable radio and enjoy your playlist.