How much skill does fishing require?

My friend and my brother are trying to convince me that fishing off a bridge or the shore requires skill. Even though they have only been fishing for a couple years. I think it just requires basic knowledge of a fishing pole, some fish and fishing spots. That isn't skill though... They keep saying "well... show more My friend and my brother are trying to convince me that fishing off a bridge or the shore requires skill. Even though they have only been fishing for a couple years. I think it just requires basic knowledge of a fishing pole, some fish and fishing spots. That isn't skill though... They keep saying "well why is there professional fishing?". They have a competition for everything... also those guys know exactly where to fish and know all about many kinds of fish. What is your opinion?
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