n.1.One who carries and holds a leveling staff, or rod, in a surveying party.
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Darlington rodsman Matty Ord enjoyed a fantastic day of fishing with his son at the east end of the reservoir.
Mark Ashurst-McGee, "A Pathway to Prophethood: Joseph Smith Junior as Rodsman, Village Seer, and Judeo-Christian Prophet" (M.
Keen angler Derren Ewart was the toast of the riverbank yesterday when he became the first rodsman in almost a decade to land a salmon on the opening day of the River Coquet fishing season.
The most successful angler of the season was Leicestershire's big-trout catch rodsman Bob Wallinger, who broke the eight-trout limit bag record six times, the best of the best weighing 34lb 4oz in October, all when he boat fished and usually used large white lure patterns.