Fishing as a hobby, as well as a profession, comes in different types. For those who are inclined to enter as a sports hobby, here are some general information about the different types of fishing which you might venture in.
Fly fishing is the most known type to catch trout and salmon with its ancient angling method. This type of is usually in fresh or salt water areas and fly fishers uses fly rod and a fly line tool casting artificial flies.
Fishing line also uses the angling method just like the fly fisher. Basically catches their targets with a fishing rod consisting of line and a hook attached to it. Forms of fishing line include trolling and long line fishing. Trolling style joins fish by pulling the lure in the water and this is more common for big game fish like tuna and marlin. Long line fishing, on the other hand, is more of the commercial fishing in which fisherman will use one fishing line with thousands of baited hooks.
Hand fishing engages the hands in this form typically used in pearl or lobster diving. Others use a line that contains weight and lure. Different countries have different terms when using hand fishing for different kind of fish. In the US, they call it noodling when they fish for catfish. In the British Isles, the term trout tickling is termed to those who catch trout.
Some fisherman prefers a more primitive attack when fishing which they call Bow fishing. Just like the term itself, the fisherman will stand above the water and use a bow to shoot the fish
For fisherman who does not have boats or for those who have boats but are not that secure in navigating in certain areas they do the Kite fishing. This type of fishing attaches the kite to a fishing line.
When a fisherman scoops up sea life by hauling a chain mesh from their fishing down to the seabed, then they are dredging. It is usually done if they wanted to catch scallops and oysters.
So there you go, find your own type of fishing and see what you would enjoy best.