Fishing is basically the act of trying to catch food using any method available. The oldest form of fishing is hunting and the oldest technique is ship fishing, although there are many fishing techniques that have evolved over the years. The fish are usually caught on the wild without any human interference. Techniques for catching fish range from hand fishing, pole fishing, spearing, trawling, netting and trapping. Angling is an art in itself. Anglers can use a variety of tactics to attract fish to their area. This technique involves dangling lines with lures in order to attract fish. Various baits and lures are used in order to get the best possible result. Net fishing involves attaching a net to a boat in order to capture fish. There is also known as buccaloon fishing. This method has the advantage of not disturbing the environment of the area in which the fish are being caught. Fishing boats need to be in proper working order in order to prevent the loss of fish. The boats need to be well cleaned before leaving the docks. Spinning is a technique that is often used in fishing. It involves throwing a spinning lure against the water in order to tempt fish into the area where the lure is attached. A spinning jig is designed to resemble baitfish. It can be made to resemble worms or even plastic worms. The technique of spearing fish is very popular in fishing. Spearing is done by attaching a small hook on a pole and letting it reach the upper part of the fish’s body. The speargun will catch the fish when it tries to swallow the hook. When this happens, the lure is retrieved, the line is cast out and a new lure is attached. The process is repeated until no more fish is caught. Lures are also used in fishing, but there are different types of lures available in the market today. There are the hard-bodied lures which are made from plastic and there are those made from feathers. Spoons are used in this method, in which the hook is placed on the tip of the spoon. The fish are tempted to go towards the lure that gets nearer to the surface of the water. Another common method of fishing is fly fishing. This is done by using small oily fish such as rooster fish and small crustaceans like crayfish. Artificial flies are also used in this method, which are colored and shaped like the real fly. They attract the fish and the fly are retrieved each time it is flapped. Some people prefer to use spinners while fishing. These are specially designed fishing tools that spin continuously in order to lure the fish. Spinners are easy to use and once the fish has been lured it can be taken away immediately from the body of water. Different types of fish attract different species of fish and hence fishing methods should be chosen depending on the type of fish that is present in the waters. Fly fishing is another popular method of fishing. It is done by attaching tiny lures to a flying line. Once the line is moved by the fisherman, the lure drifts downstream and eventually the small lure is hooked by the fish. One should know the area where there are plenty of smaller fish dwelling in the waters in order to be successful in fishing here. Small game fishing is a popular method that is used all over the world. It involves angling for different varieties of small game fishes like frogs, minnows, carp, croaker, walleye etc. There are some techniques which need to be followed in this method such as waiting patiently for the fish to come up after watching it for a long time. Fishing for smaller fish often requires a lot of patience, practice and expertise. One who does not know the area in which the fishes dwell easily become frustrated and not able to catch anything. Small game fishing is one of the most pleasurable methods of fishing. It is easy to catch and the method itself is very relaxing. It does not require any special skills. There is very less risk involved in this method. All that one needs to do is to have a bit of fishing experience and one can easily master the art of fishing for small fish. The techniques used by the anglers in fishing vary according to the type of fish that one wants to catch. For example, if one wants to catch bass, then different techniques are adopted than if one is looking to catch salmon. However, one thing remains the same. If fishing for larger fishes like sharks or turtles, then different methods are adopted.