Fishing in the U.S. is generally a recreational sport activity of trying to catch fish using some form of equipment and technique.
In some parts of the world it is not a sport but a necessity of life for the provision of food. Fishing is a very ancient practice that
can definitely be dated back to the Paleolithic period but common thought is that it occurred in the much more distant past.
Fish are usually caught in the wild but there are also stocked ponds, lakes and other bodies of water stocked with fish. Fishing is done
in both salt and fresh. Fishing, especially fly fishing has become more popular with women and fishing in general is increasingly a family activity.
Some techniques used to catch fish include: hand catching, spearing, netting, angling (use of pole and/or reel),trapping, etc.
Tackle, the equipment used for fishing includes: hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, lures, spears, nets, traps, tackle boxes,
waders, spinners, spoons, leaders and others. The most common form of recreational sport fishing is with a rod and reel using a variety
of bait or lures. Online stores specializing in fishing equipment and supplies and fishing departments within stores, generally have coupons,
discounts, special offers, promotions for a wide range of fishing related items.