Recreational fishing is in contrast to commercial fishing and is merely done for pleasure or competition. It is also recognized as a sport in various countries. This is done for non-profit use. It is also known as subsistence fishing that is fishing for survival. Angling is the technique used in recreational fishing.
Recreational fishing or sport fishing is guided by many rules and regulations. The fishing tackle used in recreational fishing is a terminal tackle and generally consists of hooks, sinkers, floats, swivels, snaps, split rings and wires, spoons, blades, spinners, etc.
The different types of baits used in recreational fishing are live baits, such as minnows, live worms, leeches, etc. and artificial baits such as, lures, jigs, plastic spoons, plastic worms, spin baits, etc. Apart from the above fishing lures, modern day fishers also use fishing lights, such as green fishing light to attract the fish. The fishing light is an underwater light and assists the fishers in easy catching of fish.