What is fishing?

  • (noun): The act of someone who fishes as a diversion.
    Synonyms: sportfishing
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Fishing - Cultural Impact
... Community impact For communities like fishing villages, fisheries provide not only a source of food and work but also a community and cultural identity ... Semantic impact A "fishing expedition" is a situation where an interviewer implies he knows more than he actually does in order to trick his target into divulging more ... Other examples of fishing terms that carry a negative connotation are "fishing for compliments", "to be fooled hook, line and sinker" (to be fooled beyond merely "taking the bait"), and ...
Donner Lake - Fishing
... Donner Lake holds some of the biggest Lake Trout in the state ... There is also a good population of Rainbow and Brown Trout as well as Kokanee Salmon ...
Big-game Fishing - Boats
... Big-game fishing requires a boat of sufficient seaworthiness and range to transport the crew to the fishing grounds and back ... Either way, big-game fishing can be an extremely expensive pursuit, and one in which the wealthy have tended to feature prominently ... and 1930s as existing motor cruisers and commercial fishing vessels were adapted for fishing with outriggers, fighting chairs and other ancillaries ...
Science And Technology In The People's Republic Of China - Specific Areas - Fishing and Aquaculture
... In 2008 the fishing industry in China accounted for 34% of the global output ... Aquaculture in China had more than twice the output of capture fishing and contributed 62.3% of the global aquaculture output ...

More definitions of "fishing":

  • (noun): The occupation of catching fish for a living.

Famous quotes containing the word fishing:

    I confess I was surprised to find that so many men spent their whole day, ay, their whole lives almost, a-fishing. It is remarkable what a serious business men make of getting their dinners, and how universally shiftlessness and a groveling taste take refuge in a merely ant-like industry. Better go without your dinner, I thought, than be thus everlastingly fishing for it like a cormorant. Of course, viewed from the shore, our pursuits in the country appear not a whit less frivolous.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    O mud
    For watermelons gutted to the crust,
    Mud for the mole-tide harbor, mud for mouse,
    Mud for the armored Diesel fishing tubs that thud
    A year and a day to wind and tide; the dust
    Is on this skipping heart that shakes my house,
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    From time immemorial the men of the town have been famous seamen, and have divided their energies between fishing and hating the English.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)