Learn More about Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular forms of recreational activity, that are mostly enjoyed and loved by the people, all over the world, while others are doing such activity as their ways of earning a living that can provide them and their families in their daily lives. Fishing is basically the practice of trying to catch fish, and there are various techniques that are being introduced and practiced by fishermen, and examples for that are angling, netting, hand gathering, spearing and trapping. Tackle is the term being used by the fishermen in referring to the equipment that they used during the said activity, some of the common tackles or equipment for fishing are lines, hooks, floats, rods, sinkers, baits, lures, reels, tackles boxes, waders, nets, gaffs and traps. Fishermen are being called in various ways and those depends on the reason as to why they are practicing such act, and they are using various kinds of techniques, such as commercial fishermen for gaining profit or income, recreational fishermen for pleasure or sport, and artisanal fishermen for their own survival.

Fishing as a form of recreation is also a type of sport which is done for competition or for pleasure, and this has rules, licensing, laws, restrictions and conventions which limits the way fishing may be caught, and the most common form is with the use of reel, line, hooks, rods, and baits or lures like artificial flies. Fishing with the use of hooks is known as angling, and in this type of fishing it is usually required or expected to the fishermen that the fishes that they have caught should be returned to the water like in the river, lake and water, which is also called as the act of catch and release. Sport fishing is the term used for game fishing, wherein the primary reward for the fishermen who are doing such act is acquiring the challenge of finding and catching fishes, and the types of fishes that are commonly caught by these fishermen are mackerel, tuna, marlin, sailfish, shark and tarpon. Different kinds of fishing vessel are being used by the different types of fishermen, and it is basically a type of boat or ship that are being used to catch fishes in lakes or river or in the sea, and some of the common examples of fishing vessels that are being used for recreational fishing are kayaks, dugout canoes, rafts, pontoon boats, dinghies, cruising yachts, cabin cruisers, and charter boat. The charter boat is the most commonly used water vessel of the fishermen and they are being rented, leased and hired by the people, vacationers or recreational fishers for private or exclusive purposes, and this act is called as fishing charter.