Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson knows how to decompress! All it takes is a little help from Mother Nature.
Johnson, who has topped the list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for two years in a row, took a break from the hustle and bustle of show business to spend time on his farm, where he fishes several in his private pond.
Born in Hawaii, Johnson has always talked about his connection to both land and water. In a video posted to Instagram this morning, the former wrestler-actor showed off a prized catch, as he elaborated on how running to his farm is his way of decompressing.
“I want to show you guys really quick,” he tells his followers in the video that shows off a monstrous-sized bass. “I just got this good, I should say six, seven, possibly eight-pounder. Look at this fish’s beautiful belly, beautiful color too. It’s a nice healthy fish.”
He continues, “As you guys know I raise my largemouth bass, I raise my stripe bass, [and] Sub my variety of fish. There are some other species too [including trout, carp, and sunfish]. I work closely with a university biologist. We came out here and created a beautiful ecosystem here for these fish. And we feed them – I feed these kids!”
“Okay, say goodbye everyone,” he concludes before throwing the fish back into the pond.
The actor wrote in the caption, “Great last weekend at my farm to decompress, take mental inventory and of course spend time with my kids.” “All my fish are fat, healthy, happy and aggressive to eat like their owner. I [fell] I loved fishing when I was a little boy, this kind of quiet time away from the noise is everything to me. Thankful. And a small reminder to all you guys about the importance of ‘self-care’.
Johnson has been posting about the journey and growth of his fish pond for some time. In April 2017, the actor posted a beautiful picture of himself while fishing on the banks of the same pond.
“I’ve been raising my bass on my farm for years,” he wrote at the time. “I feed them live bait like kings and train them to be extra aggressive killers. I have experts who come to inspect the water, vegetation and ecosystem to make sure they are living like top of the food chain predators. Big daddy comes home to recharge his batteries and spend time with them and not one of these ungrateful fat hogs will hit my top water plug that I’ve been working on for an hour. Cool.. just remember who’s in charge of the fish food truck you call bitch. “
Turns out, Johnson is definitely on to something.
A study published in 2011 research gate showed that fishing can be used as a therapy to combat PTSD among war veterans and others dealing with similar trauma. In addition, fishing can aid in analytical and problem-solving skills, given that it requires constant trouble shooting, such as assessing where good spots are, considering suitable bait and Of course, inspecting the right equipment.
Who’s got some bait and tackle?
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