Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. By extension, the term fishing is also applied to hunting for other aquatic animals such as various types of shellfish as well as squid, octopus, turtles, frogs and some edible marine invertebrates. Fishing is an ancient and worldwide practice with various techniques and traditions and it has been transformed by modern technological developments. It has even become a recreational activity of some account.
Recreational fishing and the closely related (nearly synonymous) sport fishing describe fishing for pleasure or competition. It is practiced throughout the world is mostly done in either fresh or saltwater. Fishing has a set of regulations as to the season in which a certain species of fish may be caught, the minimum permissible size, and the number that may be taken per day. The most popular game fish are salmon, trout, bass, and pike in freshwater, and sailfish, tuna, marlin, tarpon, and bonefish in saltwater.
Recreational fishing has conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught, Typically, these prohibit the use of nets and the catching of fish with hooks not in the mouth. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, line and hooks attached to any of a wide range of lures or baits. This practice is known as angling.
In angling, it is sometimes expected or required that fish all be returned to the water (catch and release). The practice, however, is viewed by some with disapproval as they consider it unethical to inflict pain on a fish for fun or sport and not for reasons of capturing food. Anglers deny this charge, pointing out that fish commonly feed on hard and spiky prey Big-game fishing describes fishing from boats to catch large open-water species such as tuna, sharks and marlin. Noodling and Trout tickling may be pursued as a recreation. Laws made to control recreational fishing frequently also attempt to control the harvest of other aquatic species, such as frogs and turtles.
One method of growing popularity is kayak fishing. Kayaking is a very popular outdoor recreational activity and the recent increase in kayak fishing is seeing the activity taking off to previously unseen heights It is a fun and energetic sport that can be enjoyed by people of any age; shape and size but you should always take your safety very seriously when you jump into your sea kayak for a quick paddle. Weather conditions can turn quickly and with very little warning and there are quite a number of sea kayak related deaths each year mostly caused by kayakers not taking their safety seriously.
Kayak fisherman fish from sea kayaks in an attempt to level the playing field with fish and to further challenge their abilities. Kayaks are extremely stealthy and can allow anglers to reach areas unfishable from land or by conventional boat. The kayak is propelled by a double-bladed paddle and is primarily a hunting canoe, originally made of sealskin stretched over a framework of whalebone or driftwood. It is completely covered except for the opening in which the paddler sits. Since the paddler wears a waterproof skin shirt, which is laced, to the boat, he can turn all the way over without sinking.
The modern versions of the kayak are also popular as a sporting boat. Kayaks can be found on calm inland waters, whitewater rivers, and along the coasts in the oceans. Known for their maneuverability and seaworthiness, kayaks take many shapes depending on their desired use. Both men and women race a buoyant arctic canoe that is completely covered except for its cockpit(s). Only men race the Canadian, the typical North American canoe.
Rowing is popular for fishing, as a tender to a larger vessel, as a competitive sport or a recreational activity. Rowing shells are extremely long and narrow, and are intended to convert as much of the rower`s muscle power as possible into speed. Rowboats are generally heavy craft compared to other has sailing can be either competitive, as in collegiate dinghy racing, or purely recreational as when sailing on a lake with family or friends. Rowing is the art of propelling a boat by means of oars operated by hand. Boats propelled by oars were used in ancient times for both war and commerce.
Rowing is now generally used only for propelling small boats or as a recreational activity. In modern rowing, each member of the rowing team, or crew, uses both hands to pull one oar through the water. The oars, attached to riggings jutting out from the side of the boats to increase leverage, are positioned alternately on opposite sides of the vessel.
The boat, or shell, is sometimes steered by a coxswain, who sits at the back of the vessel and manipulates tiller ropes attached to a rudder; the coxswain also directs the speed and rhythm of the crew`s strokes.
Sculling is a variant of rowing in which the rower controls two oars, one in each hand. Here, the sculling teams consist of one, two, or four members; rowing crews have two, four, or eight members, with or without a coxswain.