Recreational fishing or sport fishing is a kind of fishing which is held for competition or pleasure. Recreational fishing is opposite to commercial fishing for profit or subsistence fishing for survival. The most common devices used for fishing are a rod, line, reel, hooks and a great choice of baits. Floats, swivels and weights are comprised into a terminal tackle.

Very often enthusiasts are fond of conducting big-game fishing, which is held from boats in order to catch such large species as sharks, marlin and tuna. Kayak fishing is also very popular among anglers, because kayaks are convenient for  anglers in order to reach places that are not fishable from land. Historically men are more interested in fishing then women. Yet all amateurs of this sport consider it to be very successful and interesting.