Fishing is the most popular hobby. Over 44 million people over the age of 6 fish in America. Thats about 1 out of 5 people in American over the age of 6.

History of fishing: It is probably the Eskimos and Indians who actually invented the modern fishing tactics. They were the ones who also discovered the methods of ice fishing and fishing out of boats. Meanwhile, the civilization of Greece is also known to have contributed to the history of fishing. Though they were not particularly fond of the activity there is evidence that the Greeks indulged in the sport of fishing as far back as 500 BC depicting a boy near a stream with a fishing rod and tackle. There is also evidence of fishing from the Roman era. The Romans fished with nets and off the side of the boats using tridents.
Fishing as a sport, however, is of considerable antiquity. An Egyptian angling scene of about 2000 BC shows figures fishing with rod and line and with nets. A Chinese account of about the 4th century BC refers to fishing with a silk line, a hook made from a needle, and a bamboo rod, with cooked rice as bait. References to fishing are also found in ancient Greek, Assyrian, Roman, and Jewish writings.
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