Go Fishing Day is celebrated on June 18th of every year across the globe. On this day people enjoy the beauty of fishing in the stream with their hook, bait and try to pick the maximum. There is no clarity that individual or group started this special day but it has its roots in very old times. Fishing came as a very good trade and business in those days. To promote the fishing many farmers and owners thought that they will take some time and try their luck in fishing. They took permission from the government officials and on a specific time and date they started fishing. Eventually it became very common in the nearby vicinities and several dates were assigned by the government authorities as free fishing day. Many a time full month was also devoted for educating the masses about fishing techniques and its benefits. Later on after industrialization one specific day has been decided to celebrate as the Go Fishing Day on national and international scale.
This special day is celebrated almost in all parts of the world in different ways. At many locations different experts from the fishing domain come at one place and show case their talent to promote and encourage the fishing as a profession. On Go Fishing Day different government agencies also organize free fishing campaigns at certain places and invite nearby residents to join and enjoy the fishing. Recreational fishing is one of the most common celebrations where people understand the conventions, procedures, rules, licensing and many other important aspects related to fishing. Many professional competitions are also organized in these celebrations.
On the special occasion of Go Fishing Day many activities are organized at different levels. Local people take out some time and go to the sea, rivers, ponds etc to enjoy the fishing with all the fun and adventures. Several fests and competitions are there and one can participate to tell others about his or her talent. Governments also try to showcase this special day at international, national, regional and local level so that everybody can become part of it. Thousands of residents take out time from their busy schedule and participate in the annual event. At several places they try to motivate people to come to the fishing domain and get name and fame.
Go Fishing day has come up as a very important day across the globe because it has promoted fishing at a very large scale. Different fishing associations and bodies have also come forward to become a part to endorse the special day and showing their active participation in all the events and activities organized. Due to this day fishing has become very popular and many talented individual are trying their luck in this specific domain. They understand the minute detail while attending the various celebrations and activities at various locations. Go Fishing Day has also been given the recognition of a holiday in some cities and provinces.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers."
- Herbert Hoover
"You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something."
- Mitch Hedberg
"I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
"When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover."
- Paris Hilton
"Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn't go to the colleges; he got guys off the fishing docks."
- Jeff Foxworthy
"Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish."
- Steven Wright
"The obsessions of others are opaque to the unobsessed, and thus easy to mock. NASCAR, jazz, baseball, roses, poetry, quilts, fishing. If we're lucky, we all have at least one."
- Roberta Smith
"My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year."
- Emanuel Steward