In ancient times fishing was simple providing food by catching fish by any means. Modern fishing is both a recreation and professional sport with various conventions, rules and restrictions. The listings include fly fishing, course fishing and sports fishing along with information about fishing gear, holidays and clubs.
Sports fishing which includes big game fishing is an expensive hobby if you were thinking of buying your own boat. The boats must be fairly large as they must remain stable while the fisherman is fighting fish that can weigh as much as 500kg. Most people therefore use a charter service where the boat and equipment are hired. This also has the advantage of the experience and expertise of the captain at hand
The most common fish caught are marlin, tuna, tarpon, sailfish, shark and mackerel. The big game fishing is mainly carried out in open sea off the coasts of Florida,. California, Hawaii, Eastern Australia, Caribbean, Mexico as well as off South America
Fish are caught using hook line rod and reel. The main purpose for fishing is the challenge of finding and catching the fish. Obviously many of the fish caught are eaten although some are just weighed, photographed and maybe preserved as trophies. However there are now sport fisherman who having caught the fish, record vital statistics and fit them with identity tags and release them - a system known as tag and release