Fishing is the worldwide, 10,000 year old pastime of hunting fish. Fishing can be for subsistence or commercial purposes, and one can also fish for recreation and competition. To be a great fisherman, it takes a lot of patience and skill, a little luck, and the right equipment. The most conventional form of recreational fishing is by using rods, reels, hooks, and bait (fishing with nets is typically prohibited outside of the commercial realm), so you need the right gear. It is important to have the right rods, line, and bait for the water conditions and desired fish species. Below you can find all the equipment necessary to catch the big one.