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We catch fish by angling for some 20 millennia (give or take a year). At first, catching a fish with hook line and rod was a way to survive but today is mostly sport. Learn more about history of angling.
Fishing nets are fishing tool for catching larger amount of fish and other sea life. They are invented very early in human history and they didn’t change much except in material from which they are made. Read more about fishing net history and types.
Gillnetting is one of the oldest methods of fishing. Almost every known civilization that had access to water, and fish in it, invented a variant of gillnet during its history in which fish would get caught.
Fly fishing is an old technique of fishing. It was at first used as one of the methods of obtaining food while it is today more of a sport and method of relaxation. Find out more about history of fly fishing.