Fishing is an extremely ancient activity. The archeological materials prove that our ancestors had already invented fishhooks made of bones to go fishing in the Neolithic Age.
Fishing is a game to mould a person’s temperament and make him delighted, and it can also bring about a kind of enjoyment of pure beauty.
-As far as fishing is concerned, Jiang Taigong must be mentioned because he may be rated as the most famous fisher in Chinese history.
The story happened in the late years of the Shang dynasty.Jiang Taigong sang while he was fishing on the Wei River, but the hook he used was straight.
The looker-on was curious about it, and Jiang Taigong explained,“I would like to take honestly rather than to plead for with the knees down.I fish not for the fish but for the nobility”.
In the end, he “fished” King Wen of Zhou and was appointed as the Prime Minister.We can team that the meaning of Jiang Taigong’s fishing is quite different from the real fishing used to mould a person’s temperament.
According to the relevant materials and the legend, Jiang Taigong went fishing when he failed completely.
Besides, his purpose of fishing was to wait for King Wen of Zhou, so that he could realize his ambit