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The_History_Of_Fishing_In_Maine

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									The History Of Fishing In Maine

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Summary:
Fishing has played an important part in Maine’s rich and varied history
from as early as the 19th century. Alongside mining, lumbering and
shipbuilding, commercial fishing played an important role in the economic
development of Maine, which remained one of the areas most popular
industries for several decades. However, developments in the mining and
manufacturing industries saw a decline of Maine’s fishing industry.
Fortunately, smaller communities living on and around Maine’...


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Article Body:
Fishing has played an important part in Maine’s rich and varied history
from as early as the 19th century. Alongside mining, lumbering and
shipbuilding, commercial fishing played an important role in the economic
development of Maine, which remained one of the areas most popular
industries for several decades. However, developments in the mining and
manufacturing industries saw a decline of Maine’s fishing industry.
Fortunately, smaller communities living on and around Maine’s numerous
rivers and lakes ensured that fishing would remain part of the areas
heritage and become the hugely popular tourist attraction that it is
today.

Following on from this foundation, Maine now bases much of its economy on
the tourism industry. Though Maine has many attractions, not least of all
its lush areas of natural beauty, the fishing locations on offer are
arguably the premier attraction for visitors from around the globe. As a
result of Maine’s unique mix of freshwater and saltwater fishing
locations, countless fishing communities are continuing to thrive on the
back of keen enthusiasts and professional anglers alike.

Maine is also home to more than its fair share of fishing heritage,
including that of Cornilia Crosby, or “Fly Rod” as she was affectionately
known. Cornilia had the honour of being the first person to be awarded
with a Guiding License in 1897 having spent years learning the woods,
lakes and rivers of Maine. As the nickname would suggest, Cornilia was a
keen angler who became highly skilled at fly-fishing. One story in
particular claims that Cornilia landed 200 trout in a single day.

Cornilia began journaling her fishing expeditions and submitted them to
numerous publishers and editors under her nickname of “Fly Rod”. Such a
hit were her tales that “Fly Rod’s Notebook” became a hugely popular
column in newspapers in New York, Boston and Chicago, and no doubt
attracted hundreds of keen fisherman from around the country to the
rivers and lakes of Maine.
Fortunately for the people of Maine, the lakes and rivers remain some of
the best fishing locations in the world, and countless fishing resorts
continue to prosper on the back of superb scenery, big fish and warm,
friendly communities. With well over a hundred years of fishing heritage,
Maine continues to make history as one of the world’s premier
recreational fishing locations.

								
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