an·​gler | \ˈaŋ-glər \

Definition of angler 

1 : one that angles

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An angler fishing in the weekly Lake Jacomo Bass Tournament got quite a surprise recently. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Lake Jacomo fisherman happens across a monster while fishing for bass," 13 June 2018 Spring is an exciting time of year for Michigan fishermen, aka anglers. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Angling for a better Michigan economy," 28 May 2018 In the picture, Booth holds a shimmering permit, a game fish found on South Florida's endless shallow flats, beloved by anglers for its powerful runs and fierce fight, and almost never featured on menus. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Anglers have fought to protect this fish. So how did it wind up on a Miami Beach menu? | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 At the end of one of the snowiest and coldest Aprils on record, this isn't the type of choice coveted by most anglers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wisconsin fishing opener to offer soft and hard water options," 2 May 2018 The chinook salmon sought by anglers are fewer than in years past because of climate conditions that have reduced their rate of survival. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Fish council OKs sharp cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington," 11 Apr. 2018 The Master Angler program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than doubled since 2014. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan DNR's Master Angler program nets two record fish," 7 Mar. 2018 The lure is not fished in the usual pull and drop retrieve by the most successful jig anglers. Joe Songer,, "Over 85 amazing wildlife photos captured on trail/game cameras by our readers," 8 Feb. 2018 Thousands of anglers visit every year, spending their cash at restaurants, hotels and other businesses along the way. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Pretty devastating’: After years of poor king salmon runs, renowned Kenai River sport fishing community adjusts," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of angler

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of angler

: a person who catches fish for pleasure


an·​gler | \ˈaŋ-glər \

Kids Definition of angler

: a person who fishes with hook and line especially for pleasure

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