Tuesday, January 25

Facts about the fishing pole

Fishing Pole Facts

What is today? Yep, it is trivia time!! Trivia is fun and a great way to learn!! What is your favorite trivia game to play? 

Today, I want to tell you a little about the history of the fishing rod. The fishing rod is used to catch fish!! Did you know that the fishing rod/pole has been around since ancient Egyptian times? Fishing rods/poles can date back to around 2000 B.C.


Can you answer this trivia question?

Which one of these fishing tackle pieces holds the hook at a desired depth in the water?

A.) Hook  B.) Bobber  C.) Sinkers  D.) Jig

Continue reading to find out more about the fishing poles.


Facts about the fishing rod/pole:

1. The first fishing poles were made from bamboo and hazel shoots with a string attached. There are many different types of fishing rods/poles. Here is a list of some of those in ABC order:

  • Casting rods
  • Fly rods
  • Ice fishing rods
  • Sea fishing rods
  • Spinning rods
  • Surf rods
  • Telescopic rods
  • Trolling rods

2. Sometime during the 1600s, fishing tackle was improved. Fishing tackle is all the equipment used for fishing, such as rods/poles, bait, hooks, lines, and various other tackle items.

3. During the late 1800s, bamboo made fishing rods thinner and sturdier.

4. There are many different types of bait for fishing rods. Some people fish with live bait, such as worms, minnows, crickets, shrimp, and sea worms.

5. In 2020, about 55 million people went fishing at least once yearly! That is a lot of people.

6. The most extended fishing rod in the world measures a little over 73 feet long.

7. June 18th is National Go Fishing Day!! 


Can you share a fact about fishing with us?


Books about fishing:

1. Freshwater Fishing for Kids by Melanie Howard

2. Fishing: A Guide to Fresh and Salt-Water Fishing by George Fichter

3. André Goes Fishing: by Mikaela Wilson

4. The Everything Fishing Book by Ronnie Garrison

Parents/caretakers should ensure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Get your free fishing printable coloring sheet here: 

Fishing coloring sheet


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