Indulge into the blue
‘Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.’ –Ted Hughes
What is fishing all about?
It is obvious that fishing is simply the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling, and trapping. The total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fishing may include catching other aquatic animals, such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms.
A simple hobby
In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.
The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks, and any one of a wide range of baits. Other devices, commonly referred to as terminal tackle, are also used to affect or go along with the presentation of the bait to the targeted fish. Some examples of terminal tackle include weights, floats, and swivels. Lures are often used in place of bait. Some hobbyists make handmade tackle themselves, including plastic lures and artificial flies. The practice of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is known as angling.
Moreover, big-game fishing is conducted from boats to catch large open-water species such as tuna, sharks and marlin. Noodling and trout tickling are also entertaining activities.