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  • Interesting Facts About Fishing

    1. Fishing is one of the oldest activities in human history, with evidence of people fishing dating back to over 40,000 years ago.

    2. The largest fish ever caught was a great white shark weighing 2,664 pounds (1,208 kg) caught off the coast of Australia in 1959.

    3. The oldest known fishing hook is over 23,000 years old and was found in a cave in Japan.

    4. The most popular fish to catch in the world is the humble carp, with over 4 million metric tons caught every year.

    5. The largest freshwater fish in the world is the Mekong giant catfish, which can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh up to 660 pounds (300 kg).

    6. The fastest fish in the ocean is the sailfish, which can swim at speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 km/h).

    7. The term "angling" comes from an old English word meaning "fishing with a hook."

    8. The world record for the most fish caught in 24 hours by an individual is 3,503, set by a woman in Australia.

    9. Some fish, like the electric eel, can generate a powerful electric shock to stun prey or defend themselves against predators.

    10. Fishing is not only a popular recreational activity, but it also provides a livelihood for millions of people around the world, particularly in developing countries.‚Äč