The sport of fishing is also known as recreational fishing. People participate in the sport of fishing for pure fun and entertainment or because they want to participate in a tournament. Do not mix it with commercial fishing which is a business and people do it, like with every business, for money.
But, recreational fishing is not for profit but, for fun. People like to spend hours at a stretch sitting alone in the middle of a sea waiting for the fishes to bite their bait. These are some of the most common tools that are used by hobbyist fishers during fishing:
Sometimes, a fisherman will use a terminal tackle. What is this little device? It is used to enhance the look of the bait or present it in a better light to the fish. This increases the chances of fishes falling for the bait.
The following are some of the most common types of terminal tackles that are used by the fisherman:
Some fishermen like to use lures instead of baits to catch the fish. To each his own. Hobbyists like to make their own tackles and this is what separates them from the rest of the crowd. They will take great care in handmaking their tackles. These can include plastic flies and lures. If a fisherman is trying to catch a fish using a hook then it is known as angling. Like all sports, fishing has its own set of lingo and words that you will need to learn if you are thinking of becoming a fisherman.
People try and catch all kinds of fishes from tuna to all the way to sharks. Yes, sharks too. This is known as big game fishing because it is done using big boats.