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What Is Fishing?
And Why Go Fishing?

Fishing - also called Angling, the sport of catching fish, freshwater or saltwater, typically with rod, line, and hook. Like hunting, fishing originated as a means of providing food for survival.

- Encyclopedia Britannica

Why do so many men and women of all ages feel the need to flock to the ponds, lakes and coastlines every summer to go fishing? After all, many inexperienced fishermen go home empty handed. It may seem like a huge waste of time, or is it. Even though beginner fishermen may not catch fish their first trip out it does not mean that they had a bad time

Fishing is one of the most well-liked forms of recreation. In fact, it is secondary to swimming as the most popular leisure activity in the United States.

 Fishing is one of the most relaxing sports at times. It gives our bodies and minds a chance to relax and rebuild from our stressful lives. Fishing offers us a time to de-stress from all of the concerns and worries we have in or professional and family lives. It gives us a chance to recapture memories from our youth and be reminded of the joys we had fishing as a child.

Some fishermen may actually pursue fishing for the exact opposite reason like seeking excitement from a boring week at work. Looking to break free from society and get the adrenaline rush of hooking into a big Bass or Trout. Either way it offers stress release and an opportunity to get more in tune with nature.

Just being out in the sun and fresh air for a few hours has a very powerful impact on ones health. Sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D and being surrounded by Trees in the woods provided a high oxygen intake. Getting away from the air pollutants of the inner cities and taking a step away from industrialized society can do wonders for the mind and body.

Another great health benefit of fishing is that of family health. It gives a father and son or mother and daughter or the entire family a chance to reconnect with one another. It's slow pace provides an ideal opportunity to talk and catch up on life's challenges and excitements. Being surrounded by a peaceful setting also helps to take the edge off of talking about a serious issue that your family may be facing.

People of both sexes and generally all ages are hooked up on fishing each year. They enjoy Fishing in its many variations, such as Fly Fishing, Bait Fishing, Lure Fishing, and many other fishing tactics. You can learn fishing tactics by visiting Our How To Fish Page. Fishing can likewise be done on stream banks or while riding on a Fishing Boat and you can fish alone or better yet, with your family or a couple of friends for a nice bonding experience. Visit Our Family Fishing Page

Another good thing about Fishing is that you can actually start virtually without the help of experts on this form of recreation. As they say, it is more exciting when you learn and discover things as you work your way towards a rewarding and successful catch.

Fishing as a leisure activity is generally done with Fishing Tackle which includes the Fishing Rod, Fishing Reel, Fishing Line, Fish Hooks, and Fishing Lures or Fishing Baits. Each piece of equipment has its own features and characteristics and are designed based on different situations. Be sure and visit Our Basic Fishing Equipment Page. Aside from knowing the equipment, there are so many categories, areas, specialties, and skills that you should know if you decide to go on this adventure. You can master them all, but you do not have to. It is a lot of work and will probably take almost half of your life in making yourself proficient on all there is to know about Fishing.

The good news is that you have the ideas on the different aspects of Fishing so that you will be able to determine which style, type, or technique best suits you all found within this site.

The following sections will inform you on the basic information about Fishing such as the different types of fishing , some guidelines on how you can get started in Fishing, the basic features of Fishing Tackles, and tips in Finding Good Fishing Spots. We will also take a look on the Proper Fishing Attire, tips on how to be safe while fishing, fundamental information on Fishing Rules and Regulations, and some pointers if you want to use Fishing Boats.

Hopefully, what you will learn here can make you interested in the wonderful adventure of Fishing!

Fishing helps people of all ages step back from their hectic daily lives and reconnect with themselves, their families, and the natural world!

Let's get started on fishing,

The next page is a brief description on How To Fish

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It is important that people who fish follow all fishing rules and regulations.
These rules help conserve fish populations and also help anglers be successful.
Regulations may limit the size of, number of, and season that a type of fish may be caught, and may require a license to fish. In some cases, only “catch and release” fishing is allowed, which means the fish must be let go. Some bait is illegal in certain areas.
Contact your state wildlife agency by visiting Our Rules and Regulations Page.

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