A fishing & hunting bag, in the context of fishing and hunting, is a quantity of fish caught or game killed, normally given as number of animals. Laws can restrict the number of animals killed through bag limits.
Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. Fishing may include catching aquatic animals other than fish, such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales where the term whaling is more appropriate.
According to United Nations FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people in developing countries.
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so. Hunting wildlife or feral animals is most commonly done by humans for food, recreation, to remove predators that are dangerous to humans or domestic animals, or for trade. Lawful hunting is distinguished from poaching, which is the illegal killing, trapping or capture of the hunted species. The species that are hunted are referred to as game or prey and are usually mammals and birds.
Hunting can also be a means of pest control. Hunting advocates state that hunting can be a necessary component of modern wildlife management, for example, to help maintain a population of healthy animals within an environment's ecological carrying capacity when natural checks such as predators are absent or very rare.
This is something most women I know do quite a lot of. You have lots of stuff in your handbag (purse), and inevitably some of it sinks to the bottom, and you can’t see it, because of the paper tissues, receipts, lottery ticket, purse (wallet), nail file, pocket torch, tube of throat sweets because you’ve got a sore throat, notebook with your shopping list in it, and all the other bits and pieces that are nearer the surface.
So when you want your pen, or your comb, or your keys that you know full well are in there somewhere, you just have to rummage and go fishing for whatever it is at the bottom of your bag.
Basically it means that you are having trouble finding something in your bag, but it’s difficult as you can’t easily see into it with all the things in it sitting on top of what you are looking for. So what you pull out may not be the right thing. It’s a bit like catching fish when you can’t see what’s going on beneath the water surface. You might catch a kettle or an old boot instead of a fish.
- May 15, 2017
- Mark Kelsch