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How do you see fishing
As sport 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
As Science 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
As Art 30%  30%  [ 14 ]
Scape from your true life 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
An obsession 43%  43%  [ 20 ]
Just Time Pass 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes: 46
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 Post subject: What is Fishing
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:07 pm 
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I was just a toddler when I picked up my first rod (A basic bamboo affair) and since then there was no looking back. During my life time of fishing and specially after joining IA, I have met many individuals who are equally driven by the desire to land the fish of their dream. Although all the other anglers I have met have the same goal but every one’s approach to fishing is different. I am floating this poll in hope to understand how the majority of us see this fabulous activity. Any insight beside the poll option will be most welcomed.

Regards,

Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Alibhai,

How come "Difficult to Express" is not one of the Options? :? Or better still is what I used for most of my answers to board exams..... "All of the above" !! :lol:
Fishing has now become a part of my life... :roll: . more like a nature's call.... :wink: not the other kind, the real one... :P he he he. I am planning my retirement in Goa at a little hut up river 8) .


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 Post subject: Re: What is Fishing
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:55 pm 
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When i fish,
i feel i'm in some other world far away from all my earthly worries like an escape from real life, but i need to be gracefull, like an artist.
I need to learn the never ending complexed fish behaviour science. I've learnt to do it with discipline and ethics of a sportsman. but i'm so obssed that i want to do it when ever i can.
Many a times i dont get even a bite but i still like being there in the
open with the wind in my face.
I simply love fishing but it can never be just time pass.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Hi Ali Bhai,

I totally agree with Adolph, you have to put an option saying "All the above".

Regards
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:14 pm 
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All Top 5 options get my vote..


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Hi Ali, That's a very very difficult poll you've posted! :shock: I have to second Santosh and say...

All Top 5 options get my vote..

:-)
Mighty Marlin.


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Mighty Marlin wrote:
Hi Ali, That's a very very difficult poll you've posted! :shock: I have to second Santosh and say...

All Top 5 options get my vote..

:-)
Mighty Marlin.


I know that on first thought first five options will catch every die hard angler's imagination. The thing is that if it is science, it should be governed by some defined rules, if it is art, it can not be limited or defined by rules. Both are completely different. If you define angling as an obsession, the obsession should go when you achieve your target.

Please understand I have not posted this poll as one who know the answer. I am the one who is searching for the answer.

Regards,

Ali. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:06 pm 
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santosh wrote:
All Top 5 options get my vote..


Ditto [smilie=coolup.gif]
+ I would request Alibhai to make an addition of this option as well

" As an addiction "

this happens the moment you hook your first fish, the invisible fishing bug attacks your senses and lo before you know you are already an addict ( Fishaholic) [smilie=dunceblock.gif]

it is true :!: Cause I know many guys{ including ME } who drive all night to far of places and fish all day when they finally go to sleep after 40 hours, they still keep on casting tirelessly in their dreams :wink:

and I know Damn well that no medicine can cure this bug :biggrin: and I don't want to be cured

And see it for your self Alibhai :lol: many docs are also infected and they are spreading it all around the country and world :lol: :lol: :lol:


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lionheart wrote:
santosh wrote:
All Top 5 options get my vote..


Ditto [smilie=coolup.gif]
+ I would request Alibhai to make an addition of this option as well

" As an addiction "




It is very difficult to explain, it is some sort of an addiction for me. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:36 am 
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It is an obsession for me. But I never target any specific species. And my obsession will never go. I carry my tackles whereever I go (I fished on my honeymoon trip also)


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:07 pm 
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How do I see fishing? = Why do I fish? Ans: Because " The Gods do not take from a life the time spent in fishing" Ancient Abyssinian inscription - 3000 BC.

All the best

Lakhyaman


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lakhyaman wrote:
" The Gods do not take from a life the time spent in fishing" Ancient Abyssinian inscription - 3000 BC.



Good one :)


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Thing we never really achieve our goal in fishing. Once one goal is achieved youre already thinking abut another one!

Thats what makes it such an obsession!


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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:17 pm 
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given an option
its first five for me....
else
its an obsession for me........
as Ali said you never achieve your goal........

if some one go and ask all the world record holder (size, quantity, specific species, and whatever type of record)
ARE YOU SATISFIED???
and here everybody knows the answer
its a BIG NO NO............

You are always looking for better n better..... (bigger i guess is not important)


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Well, some interesting statistics but the data base is too small to form an opinion. Obsession/Addiction vs Combination of first five options seems to be the front runner. Keep participating friends and we will know the answer very soon.

Regards,

Ali.


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its like falling in love. you cant stop thinking about it.. you dont want to stop thinking about it.


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
its like falling in love. you cant stop thinking about it.. you dont want to stop thinking about it.

well said doc and I would say like love there is no definition


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i sleep drink eat abt fishing


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dr aamir bhavnagri wrote:
its like falling in love. you cant stop thinking about it.. you dont want to stop thinking about it.


Hmmm.. let me make a confession, I sometimes say me going fishing when I am on my other adventures.. [smilie=m-moi.gif]


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 11:51 am 
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I personally think that fishing as a science gets my top vote ... not that the others are wrong ... even in fishing there is a method to our madness as anglers ... from the making of the ground bait , to the choosing of the right lure ,, to reading the water for structures and rocks , to balancing the right tackle , to even figuring out the right time to be on the water . from tying of various knots , all these point to fishing being a science .....................and even sometimes who to take out with you to fish :shock: :shock: ................and like in any science ... sometimes your right and sometimes your wrong :wink:


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Fredfish wrote:
I personally think that fishing as a science gets my top vote ... not that the others are wrong ... even in fishing there is a method to our madness as anglers ... from the making of the ground bait , to the choosing of the right lure ,, to reading the water for structures and rocks , to balancing the right tackle , to even figuring out the right time to be on the water . from tying of various knots , all these point to fishing being a science .....................and even sometimes who to take out with you to fish :shock: :shock: ................and like in any science ... sometimes your right and sometimes your wrong :wink:


I Totally agree with you Freddie, well said,

cheers..


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Fredfish wrote:
.and even sometimes who to take out with you to fish


Very true..

I second that.

There's an old saying. 'When you go fishing alone, you always go fishing'.


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santosh wrote:
There's an old saying. 'When you go fishing alone, you always go fishing'.

Old Jungle saying? :wink:
Very nice, I've heard this the first time. :twisted: Now it is mine and I will use it as often as possible. :P


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santosh wrote:
Fredfish wrote:
.and even sometimes who to take out with you to fish


Very true..

I second that.

There's an old saying. 'When you go fishing alone, you always go fishing'.


Sorry Santosh! But it seems edited your post instead of putting in my own.

Guess I need new glasses.


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how the heat masheer,,,,, :lol:


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I’d have to side with the old man himself. Izaak Walton wrote this in 1653.

“Doubt not therefore, Sir, but that Angling is an art, and an art worth your learning: the question is rather, whether you be capable of learning it? for Angling is somewhat like Poetry, men are to be born so: I mean with inclinations to it, though both may be heightened by discourse and practice; but he that hopes to be a good Angler must not only bring an inquiring, searching, observing wit, but he must bring a large measure of hope and patience, and a love and propensity to the art itself; but having once got and practised it, then doubt not but Angling will prove to be so pleasant, that it will prove to be like virtue, a reward to itself.”

My old headmaster gave me a copy of Walton’s book “The Compleat Angler” when he found out that I’d picked up the bug 40 plus years ago. He used to fish dry fly with an old greenheart rod and an oiled silk line – never heard of him ever catching a fish but he certainly enjoyed himself.

Allan


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Mahaseerken wrote:
santosh wrote:
Fredfish wrote:
.and even sometimes who to take out with you to fish


Very true..

I second that.

There's an old saying. 'When you go fishing alone, you always go fishing'.


Sorry Santosh! But it seems edited your post instead of putting in my own.

Guess I need new glasses.


Damn, Ken we were wondering how that happened! You gettin old brother....time to call it quits at work and live on the river mate :-)


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Hahahahaah Bops!

I'm packing my bags.


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I am new to this, but i guess it was my calling. I wouldnt cross a river or a canal with out cranning my neck out see and whiff the air around the waterbody. No fish however small escaped my attention( and a long time on that) . Infact at the top of my bucket list is a home on the river with a boat for fishing. The past 4 weeks that i have been in to it has been an alter life to me. Its an humbling experience when we take take the boat in to the sea . What ever you are on the land does not matter when you are in the water.

Ali, I guess the very fact that you have listed these probabilities mean there is a bit of every thing in it for us to fish. Happy angling.

Cheers


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Well said mate... [smilie=ebil-thumbup.gif]

Regards,

Ali. :P


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