Adrenaline Rush: How Fishing Saved This Competitive Kayak Angler

People often ask Annie Nagel, ‘Aren’t you afraid of the great white sharks?’ For her, it’s a matter of course.

Nagel’s life changed after a serious car accident on her 18th birthday. The high-speed wreck left her with an adrenaline deficit she couldn’t resolve — no matter what she tried.

But several months later, she paddled out to go fishing for the first time.

The rest is history for the competition kayak angler. She says that focusing on fishing renders the rest of life’s worries trivial. Take it from Nagel herself in episode 6 of “Live Beyond Land.”

Runtime: 4 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson is a staff writer at GearJunkie, and several other All Gear websites.

He has been writing about climbing, cycling, running, wildlife, outdoor policy, the outdoor industry, vehicles, and more for 2 years. Prior to GearJunkie, he owned and operated his own business before freelancing at GearHungry. Based in Austin, Texas, Anderson loves to climb, boulder, road bike, trail run, and frequent local watering holes (of both varieties).

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