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fishing

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a fishing boat
▪ The fishing boats go out to sea early in the morning.
a fishing expedition
▪ We’re organizing a fishing expedition to the lake for next week.
a fishing permit
▪ To fish you’ll need a rod licence and a fishing permit.
a fishing port
▪ The town is Iceland's biggest fishing port.
a fishing village
▪ Once a fishing village, this is now a friendly, lively international resort.
a fishing/hunting licence (=a licence that allows you to fish/hunt)
▪ He renewed his hunting license.
a shopping/fishing/skiing etc trip
▪ He was knocked off his bicycle on his way home from a shopping trip.
coarse fishing
fishing line
fishing line (=line for catching fish)
▪ The fishing line snapped and the fish got away.
fishing net
▪ a fishing net
fishing quotas
▪ The fishing qoutas are strictly enforced.
fishing rod
fishing tackle
ice fishing
the agricultural/fishing industry
▪ There has been a decline in Britain’s fishing industry.
the hunting/shooting/fishing season
▪ Autumn was traditionally the hunting season.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
commercial
▪ The government has argued that commercial fishing on the coast has declined dramatically.
▪ Two years ago International targeted commercial fishing fleets as a special market and launched the BlueLine range with coatings made at Houston.
▪ Income from sport and commercial fishing has fallen by 80 percent over the last four years.
▪ There's no commercial eel fishing here in Oxfordshire.
fly
▪ If you go fly fishing you are normally wanting to catch either trout or salmon.
▪ When fly fishing you use an artificially made fly.
▪ What makes fly fishing different from coarse and sea fishing is the way you cast.
▪ When fly fishing you only have the fly tied on the line.
▪ Another effective way of catching summer chub is by fly fishing.
▪ So far, this is fly fishing but it may develop into other things.
good
▪ Conditions were better for fishing now than they'd been all night.
▪ Vic's not much good at fishing.
▪ Did you have a good night's fishing?
▪ I never realized what good fun fishing was.
▪ Obviously if some one put me on to some good night fishing that would be different.
▪ Excellent social event and good fishing.
▪ On my way home I reflect on the pleasures of a good day's fishing.
■ NOUN
boat
▪ For centuries a seaport - today the harbour is still a haven for yachtsmen, fishing boats and pleasure cruisers.
▪ We sighted a fishing boat in the distance, a sure sign of more sheltered water.
▪ Since 1988 all fishing boats are registered in Cardiff.
▪ Programme lunch 4.11.93 A fishing boat has sunk overnight in the north sea.
▪ No, there were no fishing boats coming through that day.
▪ That fishing boat had to appear.
▪ No, there would not be any fishing boats going back out.
fleet
▪ Conwy's river and estuary bustle with activity, with a small fishing fleet adding colour to the scene.
▪ Two years ago International targeted commercial fishing fleets as a special market and launched the BlueLine range with coatings made at Houston.
▪ Tomorrow, the Titanic fishing fleet steams into London.
industry
▪ There are enormous regional differences in the fishing industry and they must be recognised.
▪ The scientists reported also on the change in climate and the destruction of a flourishing fishing industry.
▪ The group calls for a system of zoning to be drawn up in collaboration with the fishing industry.
▪ It need not necessarily reduce fishing effort, but it is about making people in the fishing industry unemployed.
▪ Our objectives are to secure the long-term interests of the fishing industry by ensuring effective measures to secure stocks.
▪ On the coast the maritime museums of Buckie and Lossiemouth record the history of the Moray fishing industry.
▪ Prior to drilling, the operator consulted local bodies such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the fishing industry.
▪ The full impact on the economically important fishing industry, in particular the mussel and shellfish beds, has yet to be determined.
net
▪ Many seals are shot or killed with dynamite after being trapped in fishing nets.
▪ Penguins and seals have been found entangled in lengths of fishing net, some of them dead and many others badly hurt.
▪ The increase is unexplained, although theories include a rise in the local dolphin population and entanglement with fishing nets.
rod
▪ She had his fishing rod still, his old saddle.
▪ These developments extend a comprehensive portfolio, with Electrical Insulation products going into end-uses as diverse as fishing rods and violin bows.
▪ Lucker finds his fishing rod, and flexes it like a whip.
sea
▪ What makes fly fishing different from coarse and sea fishing is the way you cast.
▪ It was also a change for me sea fishing not to have to wear clothes - at least not many.
▪ Local Activities: walks, golf, sea fishing, canoeing, rowing, horse-riding.
▪ All watersports, with the exception of scuba diving and deep sea fishing are complimentary to guests of the hotel.
▪ This was deep sea fishing at its best.
▪ And they tell us sea fishing is primitive in its thinking.
▪ Golf, boat trips, coach trips, riding and both sea fishing and fresh water angling are available in the locality.
▪ Local Activities: Walks, horse-riding, golf courses, river and sea fishing water-skiing, boating, swimming.
vessel
▪ I expect shortly to receive reports from the marine accident investigation branch of a number of recent fishing vessel accidents.
▪ Mario Deweerdt and Rene' Everaet were stranded in a lifeboat in the Channel for over 12 hours after their fishing vessel sank.
village
▪ It is famous for its scenic coastline, quiet fishing villages, and friendly inhabitants.
▪ Along the coast there are several interesting old mining, and fishing villages to visit.
▪ Hammershus: Scandinavia's largest castle; walks by rocky lakes; old fishing villages and smoke-houses; round fortified medieval churches.
■ VERB
go
▪ If you go fly fishing you are normally wanting to catch either trout or salmon.
▪ He also plans to go fishing with him.
▪ And that is why a brief prayer to St Zeno never goes amiss, when you go fishing with a hook.
▪ If I had a son he would look after the goats and go fishing with my husband.
▪ The criminal Grimes is already suspected of murdering his apprentices, and no one will go fishing with him in his boat.
▪ On the third day of his visit, Hope and Joseph Robinson went char fishing.
▪ The old man and the young boy go fishing and a strong bond develops between them.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For the energetic there is snorkelling and fishing, tennis, table tennis and a pool table.
▪ Frozen throughout and fishing is impossible.
▪ Our objectives are to secure the long-term interests of the fishing industry by ensuring effective measures to secure stocks.
▪ Tuition in trout fishing is provided at no charge, along with waders and tackle.
Wikipedia

Fishing

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.

Fishing may include catching other aquatic animals, such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, and marine mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate.

According to United Nations FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people in developing countries. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.

Fishing (Carracci)

Fishing (or Fishing Scene) is a painting by Italian artist Annibale Carracci, painted before 1595 and given to Louis XIV by Prince Camillo Pamphili in 1665. It is currently held and exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.

Fishing (disambiguation)

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch wild fish.

Fishing may also refer to:

  • Fishing (Carracci), a 1590s painting
  • Fishing (sculpture), a 1938 sculpture in the United States
  • "Fishing" (song), a 1991 indie rock song

Fishing (sculpture)

Fishing is a public art work by Karl Kahlich located in Monument Park at the Parklawn development of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, northwest of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fishing is carved from local limestone and depicts a figure in a cap holding a large fish. The sculpture was installed in 1938 as one of four public artworks based on the theme of leisure activity.

Fishing (Boucher)

Fishing (French: La pêche à la ligne) is a painting by François Boucher, from 1757.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fishing

Fishing \Fish"ing\, n.

  1. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.

  2. A fishery.
    --Spenser.

Fishing

Fishing \Fish"ing\, a. [From Fishing, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.

Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing.

Fishing line, a line used in catching fish.

Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.

Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.

Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.

Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.

Fishing tube (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.

Fishing

Fish \Fish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fished; p. pr. & vb. n. Fishing.]

  1. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.

  2. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.

    Any other fishing question.
    --Sir W. Scott.

Wiktionary

fishing

  1. Of, about, or pertaining to the act of #Noun. n. 1 (label en uncountable) The act of catching fish. 2 (label en uncountable informal) The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish. 3 (senseid en business of catching fish)(context uncountable English) commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale. 4 (label en countable) A fishery, a place for catching fish. v

  2. (present participle of fish English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fishing

"the art or practice of trying to catch fish," c.1300, fysschynge, verbal noun from fish (v.). Figurative use from 1540s. The Old English noun was fiscað.\n[O]f all diversions which ingenuity ever devised for the relief of idleness, fishing is the worst qualified to amuse a man who is at once indolent and impatient. [Scott, "Waverly," 1814]\nFishing-boat is from 1732. Fishing rod (1550s) is older than fishing pole (1791). To "go fishing" is as old as Old English on fiscoð gan.

WordNet

fishing

  1. n. the act of someone who fishes as a diversion [syn: sportfishing]

  2. the occupation of catching fish for a living

Usage examples of "fishing".

Neighbors described Abies as proud and self-sufficient, someone who before the standoff would take a group of local children fishing.

Cawcaw went fishing agen today in the bote ferst i padled and he skiped and then he padeled and i skiped.

Fishing the seething tide-race through the main channel at full spring tide, and shouting with excitement as the golden amberjack came boiling up in the wake, bellies flashing like mirrors, to hit the dancing feather lures, and send the Penn reels screeching a wild protest, and the fibreglass rods nodding and kicking.

Dagnarus knew of it only because Captain Argot had brought the prince there as a youth, to illustrate a lesson on the importance of the outpost to the defense of what had then been a large fishing village.

He went fishing with the artel fishermen, leaving Sergei and Natasha in the care of the neighbours sometimes for as long as three days.

Fishing is always made by artels in the Ural, the Volga, and all the lakes of Northern Russia.

The backwash of the breaking waves was a broad white road, cut aslant by the hull of the fishing boat.

Holand, which was intended to serve to help to transport them, so to stay in ye countrie and atend ye fishing and such other affairs as might be for ye good and benefite of ye colonie when they come ther.

I could retort to that, Axel came back into the kitchen, now sporting a khaki vest with a ton of pockets and carrying three fishing rods and a small case.

Marilee ruined her chicken dish and Axel rescued her with a steak barbeque that was so successful, it made her pout and threaten to lead all his fishing and hiking expeditions.

Magicians and Axolotls THE river carried them along toward the sea, and for three days they did little else but eat, sleep, and throw out an occasional fishing line.

When the hunters tired of fishing, and when they wearied of crossing the sand-dunes and the glaring, shimmering beachglaring and shimmering on every fine day of summer-to poke off the mussels and spear the butterfish and groper, they pushed through the Ceratopetalums and the burrawangs, and, following the tortuous bed of the principal creek amid the ferns and the moss and the vines and the myrtles, gradually ascending, they entered the sub-tropical patch where the ferns were huge and lank and staghorns clustered on rocks and trees, and the beautiful Dendrobium clung, and the supplejacks and leatherwoods and bangalow palms ran up in slender height, and that pretty massive parasite-the wild fig-made its umbrageous shade, as has been written.

She spoke the rude French of the fishing villages, where the language lives chiefly as a baragouin, mingled often with words and forms belonging to many other tongues.

In the distance, she saw several on the river fishing, while two more crossed the bateau bridge, carrying a slain deer on a pole between them.

The fishing was good and they built a crude raft on which to float across the daily mound of firewood that Bazil collected along the shore.