Fishing may be a pass time for many of us but have you heard about fishing can be a sport as well? Yes there is a category called Recreational Fishing which actually has a fun of competition as well. The most common ways of doing recreational fishing is doing it with rod, reel, hooks and line or even any one of the wide range of baits available from the market. Terminal Tackles which is the common device used for fishing is also used for a targeted fish. Some of the professional fishing persons use including plastic lures and also artificial flies as well. The big time fishing is conducted from large boats to a big open water equipments and sharks, marlin and tuna are the main catches desired by them. Noodling and trout tickling are also considered as sport fishing.
It all started during the 9th century in Japan and then in Europe as well. In Europe that time it was considered to be playing with animals, which more or less what modern way of fishing is but in Japan and major parts of Macedonia, it was for the survival than enjoyment. The first incident of recreational or sport fishing in England was found in 1066 by Norman Conquest. The earliest written stuff on fishing was written by Dame Juliana Berners who was the prioress of the Benedictine Sopwell Nunnery. Her essay was titled as Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. This essay was published in the Boke of Saint Albans. The essay was abou the hawking heraldry and hunting.
The sport of fishing was developed after or during the English Civil War in 1662 Richard Franck is the first name comes in the spotlight for making the fishing as developed sport as he started trout-fishing with an artificial fly. He used to do all his fishing at the River Thames.
As the world developed with the technology, fishing too developed with it and with more and more modernized and updated equipment came up more and more ideas of sport fishing were also applied and slowly it gathered popularity across the world. But the biggest boost it got when it entered the various parts of the USA. Today sport fishing is one of the popular sports in the USA.