Many people have trouble calling fishing a sport. They assume that any sport that requires you to sit all day while you wait for a rod to catch a fish can’t possibly be a sport. The dictionary describes a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion” – where a “team or individual competes against others for entertainment.” Some of the naysayers may have a point – fishing isn’t very competitive and it isn’t very entertaining to watch. Waiting for a fish to catch the hook isn’t very fun. However, there is a difference between this type of fishing and sport fishing, which is a whole other ballgame. So, is fishing a sport?
First and foremost, it is important to delineate fishing from sport fishing. Fishing – without the word ‘sport’ in front of it – is a leisure activity...Read More