Angler, at its most basic level, is somebody who fishes with fishing equipment. In more contemporary use, an angler or fisher is anybody who fishes, whether they prepare a meal with fishing bait or not. Also, almost any equipment or material used for fishing is also called angling tackle. The term can also apply to the equipment and materials used in other sports such as swimming, tennis and golf, which are also done with the aid of fishing equipment.
To fish, one must have fishing tackle, which includes fishing line, lures, bobber, sinkers and hooks. There are many types of fishing tackle, for example, fly fishing tackle, which is very similar to that used in freshwater fishing. There are also sand lures that are designed to look like worms, crustaceans or insects. Saltwater fishing tackle makes use of saltwater fish like Marlin, tuna, sharks, stingrays and sailfishes. Freshwater fishing tackle makes use of fish such as perch, trout, salmon and rainbow trout while marine fishing tackle makes use of marine fish like turtles, whales, birds, crabs and tortoises.
One must learn the various kinds of fishing tackle available and choose the one that suits him/her the best. This will enable them to learn different fishing techniques. Some people prefer to catch the bigger fish that they could fight and wrestle until they were eventually killed. Whereas some prefer to use more subtle fishing techniques whereby they let the bait loose and wait for it to sink in the water. They may also take advantage of the kind of fish that inhabit the water. If the water is muddy, one could make use of mud crayfish as bait or worms, crustaceans and insects that are found in the water.