Fishing is done for both commercial and recreational purposees. Depending on the purpose of fishing, it can be categorized into three styles: catching fish using nets, trapping fish in fish traps, and using artificial lure to catch it on hooks. The later one is specifically popular among the sports fishermen as it is an exciting way to fish. The artificial lure is usually a fly which is why the technique is named ‘fly fishing.’ Although, the technique is most commonly used for fresh water fishing such as rivers and lakes, saltwater anglers use it too. It is easier to catch salmon and trout for recreational purpose using the technique of fly fishing.
Catching fish using a net is a common technique too where different kinds of nets are used depending on the location, depth and nature of the sea or water body. The most common technique of netting is called ‘set’ netting. Netting is also extensively used by commercial fishermen. Trolling is another technique used by commercial fishermen where baited lures are tucked behind a boat and fish are pulled up when caught. It is easier to catch fast moving fish such as marlin, tuna and kingfish using this particular technique.
Lastly, using the technique of Fish trapping, fishermen use traps and pots which are made of wood or wire to catch crabs, shrimp, lobsters and sablefish. It is usually placed at the bottom of the lake or ocean.
Due to the advancement of technology, there are many ways to catch fish now with the help of machines. It has increased the possibility of catching fishes from sea zones which were too dangerous for humans previously.
Each angler, with practice and time, develops his own style of fishing with his chosen tools. Fishing is a sport, handled differently by different people. Just step in the sea to swim!