Angling Tourism in the UK
There are many techniques for catching fish which includes, hand gathering, spearing, angling, trapping and netting. Angling is a method of fishing in which an angle (fish hook) is usually attached to a fishing line that is frequently attached to a fishing rod. The fishing rods are generally fitted with a fishing reel for storing, retrieving and paying out the line. Fly fishing is an angling method that can be done in fresh or salt water.
During the 19th Century, British fly fishing continued to develop and many fly fishing clubs emerged in the UK. Monikie Angling Club listed on SearchMe4, the UK’s leading business directory, was formed in 1976 and is located in Monikie and Crombie Country Parks just a few miles outside of Dundee. The Club provides fly fishing in 3 ponds spread between the two parks.
The UK has some of the most famous fly fishing locations, such as the classic English chalk streams, the rivers and lakes of the Yorkshire Dales. In South England, fly fishing is the only acceptable method of fishing the slower, clearer rivers of the south such as the River Test and the other chalk streams concentrated in Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and Berkshire.
There are different techniques for freshwater fly fishing depending on the habitat. In fly fishing, fish are caught by using artificial lures such as hand tied flies, that are cast with a fly rod and a plastic coated fly line which is heavy enough to send the fly to the target. Artificial flies are of several types made by fastening hair, fur, feathers, or other materials, both natural and synthetic, onto a hook to attract the target fish species.
Fly fishing is the most popular method for catching trout, salmon, pike, bass, panfish, grayling and carp. Marine species, such as redfish, snook, tarpon, bonefish and striped bass can also be caught by this method. No matter what size of the fish species, latest rods and reels are much stronger which enable larger species such as tuna, marlin and sharks to be targeted and captured, which was initially possible only through big-game fishing. There are many angling and sports fishing equipment providers listed on searchme4. Another famous form of fishing in the UK is sea fishing, which takes place off a boat. As the name suggests it normally is in sea however, it can also be done in estuaries, on piers and rocks.
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