Fishing: The act, occupation or sport of catching fish.
This is the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language description of the term "fishing". To add "recreation" to the list would not be a mistake at all since fishing has become one of the most popular leisure activities recently.
An experienced fisherman wouldn't need to read this article since it will not provide him with anything new. Surely he already knows all the techniques and the "secrets" of successful fishing. If you are still new to the subject though or are looking for a stress-free and intellectually stimulating hobby, than you've found the right source of information. Here is some basic information about the various fishing techniques and some of the best places where you can go fishing.
First of all let's quickly go over the main fishing techniques. In general defining fishing styles is not an easy task as each style depends on both the technique used and the place. There are freshwater, sea and ice fishing as well as rod & reel and fly fishing. In all of the above baits or lures are used as well as fishing rods. Of course special tackles are used for each fishing style. Once you find which one is best for you (according your personal preferences and the convenient fishing places in your area) go and get all the needed tackles. A good start for beginners is the rod and reel fishing since it involves simple technique and most of the water areas in which fishing is allowed are suitable for rod fishing. Moreover the most common way of fishing is from a shore casting out into the water. It doesn't require a boat, bait or a lot of skill.
Where to fish.
Once you've got all the equipment required it's time to decide on your first fishing destination. A good start is to go to fishing place in your area, preferably along friends of yours who are more experienced than you. Once you gain some experience you can increase the difficulty level by going to fishing places that require much more skill or try boat fishing. Another opportunity is to enroll in a fishing club and start attending fishing sport events. It has no much difference than the recreational fishing, just an extra spicy sport spirit. The ones hungry for more exiting fishing adventures can explore fishing places abroad for famous fishing destinations. The list is quite long as there are several top fishing destinations almost in any country so the best thing to do is to make a research and pick up the one that best suits your requirements in terms of budget and fishing style.
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