Is Fishing a Sport?

If you type in the word “sport” on Google, and end up on the Wikipedia page offering a definition, it will tell you that sport is “all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators.”

Is fishing a sport? Yes it is.

Fishing involves using both your body and mind to “catch the big one.” It’s not uncommon for fishing contests—competitive ones at that—where there’s big money and fame on the line for whomever catches the prized fish of the day. In some cases, fish weighing over 100 pounds need to be reeled into/onto the boat, which takes quite a bit of physical strength and skill.

Just like a person scores a goal in soccer, a touchdown in football or a hole-in-one in golf, fishing involves the goal of catching a fish. Using a line put out into the water, there’s an element of mystery with fishing—what lurks beneath? Better yet: what lurks beneath and can/will I catch it?

There are whole TV shows, books and DVDs dedicated to fishing techniques. The sport of fishing requires some knowledge of where to find fish, what bait and lure to use, and the way to hold a pole, pull a reel, and haul the prized catch in.

What’s the main thing people ask someone who has a fishing pole with a line in the water? “Catch anything?” And that’s followed by wanting to see how impressively big or rare the catch was—a sport indeed!

Fishing is a sport done on Kabinakagami Lake in Northern Ontario, Canada. Watson’s Kaby Lodge, a fly-in only wilderness resort, is a great place to get away from it all and end up in a fishing mecca where you’ll find Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish and Perch.

For information about a fantastic “Kaby Lake” fishing experience, call 1-877-484-1672.

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