For centuries fishing, also known as angling, has been a widely popular sport all around the world. In prehistoric times, fishing was an essential task for getting food. The methods used to catch fish have not changed much over the centuries. The most common type of fishing, even in 3500 BCE, was with a specific series of fishing gear, such as a rod, line, and bait. The spear, net, and fishing rod all seemed to appear around the same time in Egypt around 3500 BCE. Back then, hooks were a sharpened stone that was coated in some sort of bait. As time went on, the love and desire of fishing continued. As metal crafting became popular, hooks became one of the first tools forged out of metal.