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The sport of catching fish using a rod and reel.
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fishing as a sport or hobby, using a rod and line
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(ˈspɔrtˌfɪʃ ɪŋ, ˈspoʊrt-)
fishing with a rod and reel for sport.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sportfishing - the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
field sport, outdoor sport - a sport that is played outdoors
angling - fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
casting, cast - the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
bite - (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
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Reports by NSSF, American Sportfishing Association and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation show more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more in connection with their hunting, target shooting and sportfishing activities.
American Sportfishing Association Vice President Gordon Robertson said the reintroduced petitions, if enacted into law, would have "a significant, negative impact on recreational anglers and the sportfishing industry."
She devoted the final years before her death in 2005 to philanthropy and sportfishing in her boat, which was upholstered in pink.
We sent up at night for mako's and swords and at about [11:00 p.m.] the shark rod goes screaming," ( said a Facebook post made by Jenny Lee Sportfishing. "After about an hour and a half of backing down we had the fish gaffed boatside.
James was fishing with Dean Taylor and Gareth Sims of Talang Sportfishing off of one his father's (Paul Sims of Odyssea Marine) manufactured boats named 'McFearless'.
Businesses at Channel Islands Harbor offering these sight-seeing excursions include Channel Islands Sportfishing, which provides excursions from January through April, (805) 382-1612; and Island Packers, which offers half-day trips through mid-April (805) 382-1779.
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Barry also worked in the USA for 14 years and was the US based Marketing & Promotions officer for the NZ Sportfishing Marketing Group--a joint venture with the New Zealand Tourism Board and NZ Inbound Tour Operators established to attract American sport fishing anglers to stay in our country and fish our waters.
With the creation of the National Commission for the Protection of the Sailfish, the authorities intend to promote the growth of sportfishing tourism in Guatemala, a sector that has been gaining greater prominence in recent years in countries such as Guatemala,Costa Rica and Panama, reports EFE (June 19, 2014).
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