Find the best fishing lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to fish. Fishing is the process of attempting to catch fish, usually in the wild, either as a hobby, for sport, or as a profession. There are many techniques for fishing, including spearing, hand gathering, angling, trapping, and netting. Recreational and competitive fishers often use equipment like flies, lures, and tackle to bait a fish onto a fishhook at the end of a fishing pole. Professional fishermen catch fish in larger scales, using large nets cast from boats. Different species of fish may also require different techniques and gear to catch them.