Fishing today can be a one man thing; plenty of men around the world fish by themselves. It can also be done in groups, as there are a countless number of fishing competitions held across the world each and every year. Last but not least, fishing can also be done using large boats and technology- that is where the fish that we purchase in the various markets and convenience stores come from.
Although fishing involves the hunting of marine animals, the pursuit and killing of large animals such as whales or seals are not generally considered fishing. Fishing can be done in many ways- we will take a look at some of these ways and you can even try fishing these ways if you want.
Fishing was first done by hand, however this was before man discovered and invented fishing tools. Fishing by hand is especially popular in the British Isles, where many people try to catch trout using nothing but their bare hands- this is known as trout tickling. Divers can also capture lobsters using their hands, and the pearl divers in the world collect pearls without using a fishing rod or similar equipment.
The most common way of fishing and the way beginners should start off should they want to try fishing is by using a standard rod and hook. The fishing tool is made up of a rod, reel, line and hook and many forms of bait can be used- either colorful objects or even worms. Other than this, the standard way used in fishing on a large scale is with large fishing nets, which are laid out and then drawn in- should you want an easy way to try fishing, you can do this.
There are also quite a few ingenious ways of fishing; some of them have been outlawed, some of them are not. Two of the most spectacular involve bombing and electricity. For the first option, a homemade bomb or dynamite is used. This is not good for the environment as it kills everything- not just fish, but also the surrounding plant and animal life. For the method that uses electricity a machine is charged up and then the water is shocked- killing the animals living in it. The fish can then be collected off the top or from the bottom of the body of water. This is illegal, as should there be any divers or people swimming in the water they can die- should you want to try fishing, do not do this.
All in all, if you want to try fishing you should go ahead and try it, as fishing can provide not just a source of enjoyment for you and your family but also a way of passing the time as well as providing a different meal to the normal store-bought stuff. It is fairly easy to start up- all you need is a fishing rod, line and hook and some bait and then you can start catching fish.