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What Makes Fishing One of the Most Popular Activities?

By Cody Subscribe to RSS | February 8th 2012 | Views:
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Fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. As we all know, fishing is the activity of catching the fish which could be done using various techniques like netting, trapping, spearing, angling, and hand gathering. Some of the interesting aquatic species to fish are that of the molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, and cephalopods. Fishing, although a source of food, is generally considered as a recreational hobby and the term is not applicable for the catching of fish in the farm.

Historically, fishing is an age-old practice that is believed to have evolved during the beginning of the Paleolithic period. Studies of the skeletal remains of Tianyuan man (ancient human beings) hints that freshwater fishes were consumed 40,000 years back.

Fishing can be done on different types of waters (differentiated with their salinity). Freshwater fishing, Saltwater fishing, and Ice fishing are some of the different types of fishing categorized mainly based on the nature of the water. If you are on an adventurous trip to the forest areas, then catching the hefty fish and making your favorite dish could be one of the best things to do on your trip!

Fly fishing (an angling method) is one fish-catching technique in which artificial equipment called the ‘fly’ is used to catch the fish. It is a long flexible rod that contains a reel at one of its ends to which the worm or food for the fish is hooked to. People use this technique to catch larger fishes. Once the reel is rolled into the water, the fish comes to eat the worm. In the process it generates a pressure on the reel and is quickly lifted by the fishermen. This is one of the easiest and popular techniques of catching the fish. Fly fishing can be done in salt and fresh water. North Americans hunt for cold water fishes like the trout, salmon, and steelhead and warm water species such as the bass depending upon the kind of water where they predominantly inhabit.

What makes fishing one of the most interesting pastimes for a majority of the people? One reason why this activity is so popular is because it makes the entire family get involved in it. People can go with their families to the water and let their hair down on a holiday. It is one good way to stay away from the distractions of the boredom work routine and divert your attention to something you love doing. It is also a good way to stay away from the addictive computers, cell phones, and television!

Fishing is an unpaid activity for which you don’t have to break the bank. Obviously, the fishing equipment isn’t going to cost you much either! Moreover, when you are fishing, you also get to enjoy the pristine beauty of nature amidst the pin drop silence, cool breeze, colorful birds, lush green plants and trees etc. Fishing is an ideal hobby even for beginners. You can try out all your own experiments to test your skills at this engaging activity! Apart from being a hobby, it also gives you an opportunity to know about the interesting species of fishes.

Fishing is held as a competition in many places. You can watch TV programs entailing fish by availing the latest deals offered by any of the popular Satellite TV Providers. Jeff Kolodzinski is the record holder for catching the most number of fish in 24 hours. He set the record last year by catching 2649 fish (or catching the same set of fish again and again- you can put it that way too!). This means he was catching a fish every minute and a half. No wonder, he is recognized by the Guinness book of records for his achievement!

Cody - About Author:
Cody is a freelance writer and a blogger who develops informative content on a wide range of topics including that of entertainment, technology, sports, nature and environment. He spends his leisure watching channels like Discovery and Animal Planet with his cable connection rendered by one of the popular Satellite TV Providers

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