Interesting Facts About Fishing: It’s A Full-Time Profession

Fishing is a great outdoor activity. We all know that water mostly covers our planet. You can only imagine the vastness of the fish species living in these waters. Fish is one of the nature’s wonderful creations. They come in very many different sizes and colors. Fish play a crucial role in creating an amazing marine life under the ocean.
Whenever anglers meet, they are likely to talk about the extreme fishing aspects. Someone will mention the most expensive thing and another talk about his biggest catch. Suddenly, the place is abuzz with a lively discussion about their fishing experience.
There might be light-hearted arguments from those with conflicting opinions. Some will probably make bets. The internet can settle the dispute and sooner or later, someone will access it from his or her smartphone. That’ll put the argument to rest.
At InterestingFacts.TV, we encourage such lively discourses. We want to nurture your knowledge about fishing. In this post, we will present little-known facts about fishing. Once you finish reading this article, your fishing friends will be amazed with the amount of trivia that clogs your brain. You may also get some new benchmarks from the following interesting fishing facts.
1. The Most Expensive Lure Ever Made
Snagging a $5 or $10 fishing lure and losing it can be pretty upsetting. However, you can’t compare such a loss to a chance you would take fishing with a Million Dollar Lure. Just over three pounds of glimmering platinum and gold was used to make this 12-inch trolling lure. The manufacturer also encrusted it with 100 carats of rubies and diamonds (4,753 stones). It was designed to catch marlin. Cost? A cool $1 million (just as the name says).
According to Sport Fishing magazine, the owner insured the lure through the Lloyd’s of London. In fact, he used a 500-pound steel leader and 130-pound-test mono to troll it behind an elegant boat inside the bay at Cabo San Lucas. Perhaps, the owner was lucky since the sparkly bait did not draw any strikes.
2. Oldest Fishing Record
George Perry caught the twenty-two-pound, four-once largemouth bass in Georgia’s Montgomery Lake. It was unmatched from June 2, 1932 until Manabu Kurita caught an equally giant largemouth on July 2, 2009 in Lake Biwa, Japan.
That is a long-standing world record by anyone’s measure. But one world-record fish record has stood twice as long and still remains unbroken—a four-pound, three-ounce IGFA all-tackle record-breaking yellow perch, which Dr. C.C. Abbot caught in New Jersey in May 1865!
3. Largest Fly Rod and Reel
Tiney Mitchell of Port Isabel, Texas, finished designing and constructing the world’s biggest fly fishing rod and reel on June 12, 1999. The rod has a whopping length of 71 feet, 4.5 inches. The reel measures ten inches in width and four feet in diameter. You can check it at the end of Maxan Street, Port Isabel.
4. Most Consecutive Casts
If you think you made very many casts during your last fishing tournament, then check this out. Brent Olgers of Macon, Georgia holds the world record for the longest period of consecutive casts. Using a Zebco 33 Classic reel, Olgers set the record in July 1999. They cast 6,501 times in just over 24 hours. That is an average of 270 casts per hour. Each cast was over 45 feet long. Amazing!
5. Fishing Is A Full-Time Profession
The act of fishing has two main categories: Commercial fishing and Sports Fishing. Commercial fishing helps to feed us all. It happens at a big scale around the world.
6. Many People Pursue Fishing For Sport Or Hobby.
The amount of fish caught is a secondary consideration. The fun thing about sport fishing is that the participants usually throw back the caught fish in the river or sea.
7. The Most Popular Fishing Technique
Fly fishing is the most popular style of fishing. In fact, it’s the most ancient of all other fishing styles. This fishing technique was invented around 200 CE.
8. Global Leading Fishing Nation
China has the largest fishing industry in the world followed by Peru, Japan, United States, Chile, Indonesia, Russia, India, Thailand, Norway, and Iceland.
9. How Important Is Our Fishing Industry?
Fishing provides income to 12 million part-time fishermen worldwide and it’s central to the survival and livelihood of about 200 million people, especially in the developing world.

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