|Fishing Game: Nature's Playground
If all men measured up to the standards of true sportsmanship,
there would be no need for game, fish, and forestry laws.
Neither would there be so much need for the laws that regulate
human affairs in general.
But, in the fishing game, it is the true sportsman, with a love
for the great outdoors, a wholesome respect for the welfare of
others, and consideration for living and growing things, who
sets the good examples for the youth to follow.
In reality, fishing games differ a lot from the other types of
games that man has come to know. A fishing game is not a mere
reflection of the activity itself but more of the love for
In fishing games, the angler does not go hunting or fishing only
to gain the privilege of boasting over slaughter or material
gain. He loves the lightning-like flash of the trout, the leap
of the bass or muskie, the tug on the line, the whir of the
reel, the thrill of battle with some "denizens" of the deep, and
the companionship of other true sportsmen.
The Concept of Fishing Games
The most common type of fishing game is known as the "offshore
game fishing." In this type of game fishing, the anglers aim for
the big lean fishes like the marlins and the tunas and the
fishing is done in the sea.
Offshore game fishing is usually conducted as one type of
recreational activity. Though, there are instances wherein this
type of fishing game is also employed in competitions like the
Because of the energy being utilized in this type of
recreational activity, offshore game fishing usually requires
the biggest fishing boats. These fishing boats generally range
from 30 to 50 feet in length.
The object of the game is to reel the fish in once it is
properly hooked on the line. This can be a daunting task since
the fish, especially if it is a big one, will have the tendency
to pull away from the boat. The challenge is to reel the fish in
while keeping the fishing line maintained on its specified
The fishing game is not more of a competition for a true angler.
Whenever they are doing this kind of activity as part of the
game, what the angler really wants is to get in touch with
nature, to breathe the clean, pure air, and muse in solitude in
the wilds of nature's playground.
Hence, in fishing games like offshore game fishing, the anglers
like to play the game in strict accordance with the rules of
reason and fairness at the same time conserve the value of
fishes in the community.
About the author:
Jay is the web owner of http://www.fishing-in.net Fishing Lures, a website
that provides information and resources about fishing, tackle,
lures, and fishing trips. You can visit his website at:
http://www.fishing-in.net/Alaska Alaska Fishing
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