Fishing Techniques – Different Types of Fishing
You can catch a fish in many ways. You can catch it with hands; you can impale it on a spear, catch it on a hook, trap it, and throw an explosive on it
(not recommended and even illegal). We had time to invent many possible ways of fishing because we have been fishing and eating fish for 40,000 years.
Here are some methods and types of fishing, some more, some less popular:
is fishing with hands practiced in South of the United States. Fishermen catch catfish by sticking hand into a catfish hole where this fish lives.
is a method of fishing practiced in Scottish village of Palnackie on every August. People compete in catching the flounder (which is a species of flatfish)
by stamping on them.
is fishing with ordinary spears or with their variants like harpoons, tridents, arrows, Hawaiian slings, and spearguns.
is method of fishing which uses fishing nets. There are many types of nets for different uses and different fish. Cast net (or throw net) is a smaller
round net with weights on it edges. Gillnet is placed in water vertically (using combination of weights and floats) and catches fish which try to pass
through it. Trawl net is large, conical a dragged by ship.
is fishing with a hook (angle), line and rod. Hook has bait on it and is sometimes weighted with a sinker.
uses artificial flies as lures with specially constructed fly rods and fly lines. Artificial flies are usually hand made in variety of shapes.
is angling with heavy weight at the bottom of water. It can be done from boats and from the land and its aim is catching the fish that lives at the bottom.
is angling through the hole in the ice during the time of a year when a body of water is frozen.
Fishing from float tube
is fishing from a small inflatable boat (very small). It is used from fly fishing and when fishermen use it they don’t scare the fish with splashing.
is using kites to carry line and fishhook to the places that are not easily reachable. It was invented in China and it is still used on New Guinea and
other Pacific Islands.
is fishing done with traps. Basket weir fish traps are woven from branches and made so a fish can enter it but not exit. Lobster traps are similar to
basket traps but are smaller and have more compartments. Fishing weir is a large trap made of logs and fences, placed in water to fore fish to enter parts
of trap from which it can not exit.
was a practice in China and Japan since 14th century. It uses trained cormorants with ring on their neck which prevents the bird to swallow the
fish when it catches it. Instead it brings the bird to the fisherman.
is method used in freshwater by fisheries scientists. Electricity is used to stun fish, check fish population and then return it into water unharmed.