Sport fishing and work closely with (almost synonymous) Sport Fishing describe fishing for pleasure or competition. Sport fishing has, in the regulations, licensing restrictions and laws which govern the manner in which fish are caught, The International Game Fishing Association (IGFA), and monitored a series of voluntary commitments. Typically, these prohibit the use of nets and catching fish with a hook in the mouth.

Vollstreckbar are designated by the governments with regard to the sustainability of the practice among fishermen. For example, in the Republic of Ireland, the Central Fisheries Board oversees the implementation of all fishing regulations, which among other things, controls on fishing lures, bait, and the number of hooks allowed, as well as licensing and other arrangements conservation restrictions.

The most common form of sport fishing with a rod, reels, hooks and every one of a wide range of baits. Other devices that are generally regarded as terminal tackle, will also influence or they complement the presentation of the bait for the targeted fish. Some examples include solutions for terminal weights, swims and swings. Lures are often used in the bait. Most types of fishing rods are in a professional production plant while other hand, the hobbyists, the greater satisfaction in catching fish with the fight itself Some examples of the fight against the hand of plastics from fishing worm forms and flies. The practice of catch or attempt to catch fish with a hook is known as fishing.

Addition to capturing fish for food Sports anglers also enjoy keeping a log of the fish caught and submitting large trophy fish records to independent bodies. In the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Specimen Fish Committee examine and publish the collection of the sample (trophy) fish caught on rod and line by anglers in Ireland, both in fresh water and in the sea. The Committee also ratified Irish entry rod fish. It also uses a number of fair play rules, the fish are caught in accordance with accepted standards fishing.

A method of growing popularity is kayak fishing. Kayak fishermen fish from kayaks attempt, in a level playing field with fish and a further challenge to their abilities. Kayaks are extremely secretly and anglers can reach areas unfishable by country or by conventional boat.

In a real sense, the suitability of Catch and Release is an ethical and testing, as such a scientifically sound conclusion on the issue is not available. Scientific studies show that a wide range of survival, depending on the species, the environmental conditions, fish density and research design (methodology). The difficulty of doing such experiments is closely connected with the fact that the negative effects of fishing gear exposed to develop over a long period of time. Fish caught hold over a long period of time creates a lot of noise, makes it difficult, the only effect of the capture of the effect of the chosen methodology. Nevertheless, several studies have now very high survival rate (95% +) for the species to fly and lures, which are usually more fish hook in the mouth and thus aid Catch and Release Fishing.