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Encyclopedia > Sport fishing
Sport fishing is a popular attraction in Cabo San Lucas

Sport fishing is a term (often used interchangeably with game fishing) that describes recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fish's flesh. The distinction is not completely rigid - in many cases, sport fishers will also eat their catch. The philosophies and tactics used for sport fishing, however, are usually sufficiently different from "food fishing" to make the distinction clear enough. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x1152, 270 KB) Summary Vacation photo, Cabo San Lucas, christmas 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x1152, 270 KB) Summary Vacation photo, Cabo San Lucas, christmas 2003 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film, see Recreation (film). ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are cold-blooded, covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... A meal is an instance of eating, specifically one that takes place at a specific time and includes specific, prepared foodstuffs. ...


Sport fishing methods vary according to the area being fished, the species being targeted, the personal strategies of the angler, and the resources available, ranging from fly fishing, ostensibly invented in Great Britain, to the high-tech methods used to chase Marlin and tuna or the bottom bouncing methods that where perfected on the Fraser river of British Columbia, Canada for chinook and sockeye. In virtually every case, however, the fishing is done with hook, line, rod and reel rather than with nets or other aids. Genera Istiophorus Makaira Tetrapturus See text for species. ... A shoal of skipjack tuna Tuna are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus. ... Different hook types Different hook sizes (not to scale) Fishhook redirects here. ... Fishing line is any cord made for fishing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A spinning reel A fishing reel is a device used for the deployment and retrieval of fishing line using a spool mounted on an axle. ...


In the past, sport fishers, even if they did not eat their catch, almost always killed them to bring them to shore to be weighed or for preservation as trophies. Fishers' desire to avoid criticism from animal welfare groups and to conserve the fishery have resulted in many sport fishers releasing their catch alive, sometimes after fitting them with identifying tags and recording their details so as to aid fisheries research (known as tag and release). A mounted snow leopard. ... Catch and release is a term given to the recreational fishing where releasing the fish (catch) is believed to be a technique of conservation. ...


Sport fishing competitions give competitors (individuals if the fishing occurs from land, usually teams where conducted from boats) a specified time and area from which they are to catch fish. Scores are awarded for each fish caught, the points depending on the fish's weight and species, and then, sometimes, divided by the strength of the fishing line used (so catching fish on thinner, weaker line scores additional points). In tag and release competitions, a flat score per fish, divided by the line strength, is awarded for each species caught.


See also

Angling is a method of fishing, specifically the practice of catching fish by means of an angle (hook). ... ANSA may refer to: Alliance of Norwegian Students Abroad Italian news agency ANSA [1] This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Bass fishing is the sport of angling for the North American gamefish known colloquially as the black bass. ... Big-game fishing, sometimes called offshore sport fishing or offshore game fishing, is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large bony fish such as tuna and marlin in the open sea, often some distance from land and, in some fishing grounds, out of sight of land. ... This article needs more context around or a better explanation of technical details to make it more accessible to general readers and technical readers outside the specialty, without removing technical details. ... In-line spinner lure with ring, dish, body/weight and hook In terms of sport fishing, a lure is an object attached to the end of the fishing line and designed to resemble and move like an item of fish prey. ... Fly rod and reel with a wild brown trout from a chalk stream. ... Ice fishing in the Finnish Miljoonapilkki fishing competition. ... The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is the leading authority on angling pursuits and the keeper of the most current World Record fishing catches by fish categories. ... Rock fishing is the act of fishing, usually with a rod and line, from rocky headlands, cliff tops and break-walls into the sea. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

Sport fishing at the Open Directory Project The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as dmoz (from , its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. ...


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Sport fishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Sport fishing is a term (often used interchangeably wih Game Fishing) that describes recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fish's flesh.
Sport fishing methods vary according to the area being fished, the species being targeted, the personal strategies of the angler, and the resources available, ranging from the aristocratic art of fly fishing, ostensibly invented in Great Britain, to the high-tech methods used to chase Marlin and tuna.
Sport fishing competitions give competitors (individuals if the fishing occurs from land, usually teams where conducted from boats) a specified time and area from which they are to catch fish.
California Sport Fishing Regulations (1967 words)
Only a basic fishing license is required to take amphibians, reptiles (except rattlesnakes) or any fish or for fishing in the ocean north of Point Arguello, Santa Barbara County.
Fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles taken under authority of a sport fishing license may not be bartered or sold.
Sport fish may present a health hazard when eaten due to natural and industrial chemicals in their flesh, especially when they are consumed often over a long time.
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Fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles taken under authority of a sport fishing license may not be bartered or sold.Only a basic fishing license is required to take amphibians, reptiles (except rattlesnakes) or any fish or for fishing in the ocean north of Point Arguello, Santa Barbara County.

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