It makes little sense to ask someone whether they like to fish, when there are so many different ways to do it. Some atyles are tranquil and relaxing like fly fishing. Fly fishing is a solitary activity that allows man to be out in nature, in a quiet space where he can clear his head. Others are athletically demanding and very aggressive, like free-diving spear fishing.
Coarse fishing is a popular sport in the United Kingdom. The term was coined in the early 19th century, when people in the UK started fishing for coarse fish, as opposed to freshwater or game fish. The techniques used to catch coarse fish also differ from those used for recreational fishing. There are many different species of coarse fish, including barbell, bream, common corp, chub, crucian carp, dace, eel, goldfish, red fin perch, pike, roach, rudd, tench, and zander.
Game fish can be freshwater or marine fish and are caught recreationally or for sport. Most often, after they are caught, anglers will release the slippery little buggers back into the water. Although, some game fish are caught for commercial distribution like salmon. Each fishing region has species that are considered valuable, either because they are difficult to catch or because they are a good or rare source of food. Mainly the thrill of game fishing comes from catching the biggest one!
Izaak Walton once wrote that fly fishing was the contemplative man's recreation. Artificial lures, unlike live (or dead) bait are used to attract the fish. They are dangled on long lines far away from the rod itself. It is the weight of the line that carries the hook through the air. While the sport is known for catching trout and salmon, the development of stronger rods and reels has made catching larger fish, such as wahoo, tuna, and sharks, possible.
You got it, ice fishers actually sit (sometimes sleep) on the ice while hosting a line through a hole, deep into freezing cold water. The sport is most popular in Canada, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Iceland, Ukraine, and Germany. Modern ice fishers drill as many as 110 holes in a single day, so if the fish stop biting around one hole, fishermen can move on to the next.
This ancient style of fishing would utilize sharpened sticks to catch their prey from rivers and streams. Nowadays, spear fishers use powered spear guns and slings. Moreover, new techniques have been developed for the various types of spear fishing, including free-diving, snorkelling, or scuba diving.