What is sport fishing?
A: Sport fishing or game fishing, is fishing for leisure, exercise or competition.
What is the most common form of recreational fishing?
Angling is done with what?
A: A rig of rod, reel, line, hooks, etc.
Lures are frequently used in place of fresh bait when
fishing for what?
A: Predatory fishes.
Some hobbyists hand-make custom tackles themselves,
A: Plastic lures and artificial flies.
Other forms of sport fishing include spearfishing,
which is done with what?
A: A speargun or harpoon usually while diving.
How is bowfishing done?
A: From above the water with archery equipment such as a compound bow or crossbow.
Noodling and trout tickling are recreational fishing
activities that uses what to catch fish?
Popular fish species pursued by recreational fishermen
are collectively known as what?
A: Game fish.
Big-game fishing, which targets large open-water fish
is typically conducted from where?
A: From yachts, although some are also done from the shore by casting far into the waves.
Although the caught fish can be consumed as food, why
is catch and release is often encouraged?
A: For conservation purposes.
The earliest English essay on recreational fishing was
published in 1496, shortly after what?
A: The invention of the printing press.
Big-game fishing started as a sport after the invention
A: The motorized boat.
Sport fishing or game fishing is recreational fishing
activities that focus mainly on what?
A: The physical exertion and thrilling experience during the process of subduing a hard-fighting fish.
It provides the fisherman the excitement of a challenge
(a good "sport" or "game") and a satisfying what?
A: Sense of achievement after successfully catching the target.
Sport fishing methods vary according to the area
fished, the species targeted, and what?
A: The personal strategies of the angler, and the resources available.
Among the most common saltwater game fish are predatory
fishes such as what?
A: Tuna, salmon, billfish (marlin, sailfish and swordfish), shark, grouper and mackerel.
These fish can be pursued how?
A: Offshore on a boat, kayak or even from a surfboard, or casting from the shoreline into the surf zone (surf fishing).
When fishing from a sea-going boat what is commonly
used to attract fish?
A: Groundbait known as "chum".
What are popular freshwater fish In North America?
A: Trout, bass, pike, catfish, walleye and muskellunge.
The smallest fish are called what?
A: Panfish, because they can fit whole in a normal cooking pan, examples being perch and sunfish (Centrarchidae).