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date: 21 August 2019


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Debra Ann BallingerDebra Ann BALLINGER

Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. It is also a competitive sport, a form of subsistence, and a commercial enterprise: and sometimes a combination of all four. Fishing is most often done with a rod and reel, but can also include methods such as spearing, hand- and basket-collecting, and a method known as “tickling.” Most generally, fishing can be divided into freshwater and saltwater fishing, with equipment and techniques particular to each. Ice fishing is also a popular activity in cold climates. Fishing has been heavily influenced by technological advances and continues to grow in popularity. ...

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