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Fishing


Sports Fishing or Recreational fishing, which is practiced throughout the world with a set of regulations as to the season in which a certain species of fish may be caught, the minimum permissible size, and the number that may be taken per day, may be done in either fresh or saltwater. The most popular game fish are salmon, trout, bass, and pike in freshwater, and sailfish, tuna, marlin, tarpon, and bonefish in saltwater. 

                                Equipments

The basic equipment of modern sport fishing consists of a barbed metal hook at the end of a nylon or Dacron line, and a wood, fiberglass, or metal rod, or pole, that usually has some type of spool, or reel, near the handle around which the line is wound. 
 
Heavier rods and reels of the bait-casting type are used in saltwater fishing; trolling and casting from the surf are the usual methods. 

In big-game fishing, sport fishers troll the open ocean for large fish such as tuna, swordfish, and shark. The familiar bamboo pole, without reel, continues to be used for still fishing. Fishing with handlines through holes in the ice and spearfishing underwater are also popular. 

                         Fishing Competition
 
There are many annual tournaments both for catching fish and for accuracy and distance in casting; records are kept for the largest catch in each species. 

The International Game Fish Association (founded 1939) standardizes rules for saltwater fishing throughout the world. The largest ratified catch of any type is a 2,664-lb (1,208-kg) white shark caught off the Australian coast in 1959. 
   


 
Canoeing

 
Canoeing Canoeing is a sport of propelling a canoe through water. Canoes are also used as transportation vehicles. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.  Racing canoes are propelled by either sails or paddles.
 
Whitewater canoeing, in which the vessel is navigated through rapids, is quite popular in many areas of the United States.  

Canoe racing with paddles first became an official Olympic event at the Berlin games in 1936.  The two types of Olympic canoe races are those among kayaks (Arctic canoes) and Canadian canoes. 
 


 
Kayaking

 
The modern versions of the kayak are also popular as a sporting boat. Kayak events have been a feature of the Olympic games since 1936.

The kayak is propelled by a double-bladed paddle and is primarily a hunting canoe, originally made of sealskin stretched over a framework of whalebone or driftwood. It is completely covered except for the opening in which the paddler sits. 

Since the paddler wears a waterproof skin shirt which is laced to the boat, he can turn all the way over without sinking. 

A buoyant arctic canoe that is completely covered except for its cockpit(s), is raced by both men and women. The Canadian, the typical North American canoe, is raced only by men. 

                                 Equipments

The canoe varies in material according to locality and in design. The majority of canoes made today, however, are manufactured of a tough but light aluminum alloy. 

This type of canoe contains an air pocket in either end to ensure flotation. Modern canoes are also made of fiberglass, plastic, and even a hard-rubber non sinkable compound. 
 


 
Rowing
 


The art of propelling a boat by means of oars operated by hand. Boats propelled by oars were used in ancient times for both war and commerce. Rowing is now generally used only for propelling small boats or for sport. 

In modern racing, each member of the rowing team, or crew, uses both hands to pull one oar through the water. The oars, attached to riggings jutting out from the side of the boats to increase leverage, are positioned alternately on opposite sides of the vessel. 

The boat, or shell, is sometimes steered by a coxswain, who sits at the back of the vessel and manipulates tiller ropes attached to a rudder; the coxswain also directs the speed and rhythm of the crew's strokes. 

Sculling is a variant of rowing in which the rower controls two oars, one in each hand. Sculling teams consist of one, two, or four members; rowing crews have two, four, or eight members, with or without a coxswain. 

Rowing and sculling events for men have been included in the Olympic games since 1900; women's races were first run in 1976. For more Visit: Indian Islands  For packages and deals please contact us at our
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