About Angling and Fishing
One of the most favoured options while in an animal sanctuary is the sport
of angling and fishing. The terms angling and fishing are often used
synonymously, with the only difference being in the equipment used for the
sport. While fishing is defined as the activity of hunting for fish, angling
is a form of fishing which is defined as the practise of catching fish by
means of an angle or hook. The hook, in turn, is attached by a line to a
Since centuries, fishing has been a popular sport and one the most
favourite past times of people. Centuries ago, our ancestors used to catch
fish to satisfy their hunger. Today, the activity has been converted into an
adventure sport and more and more people are taking up to angling and
fishing. Most of the animal sanctuaries in India offer the tourists, the
opportunity of angling and fishing in its lakes and fresh water streams.
Spend hours besides the lake with your fishing rod while enjoying the cool
weather and serene environs. Remember that fishing at some places may
require prior permission from the park authorities, so be sure to obtain all
the required permits before you set out for the day.
In angling, it is sometimes expected that after a catch, the fish will be
returned back to the water, a practice disliked by some people who believe
that it is unethical to inflict pain on a living being without any purpose.
Anglers provide their own arguments in denial of this, such that the fish
are expected to have tough mouths to catch their prey.
Get Your Equipment Right
Before you can start fishing, it is important to get proper equipment. A
fishing rod consists of a length of fishing line attached to a pole or rod.
A fishing pole is a stick with a rope that is attached to a hook used for
Major Angling and Fishing Regions
- Most of the animal sanctuaries in India require prior permission for
angling and fishing. Make sure you get all the required permits and
necessary information before beginning your expedition.
- If you happen to meet a local person, do not hesitate to ask for
advice. You may get to know something really important.
- Pre check all your equipment and make sure it is working properly.
- Follow the rules of Eco-tourism and do not pollute the environment.
- As you catch the fish ask your guide about all the information on
that particular species. This will help improve your knowledge and make
your trip fruitful.
- Be sure that the region in which you are fishing does not have any
crocodiles. If it does, do not get too close.
A number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India offer its
visitors the opportunity of angling and fishing.
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