an·gler | \ ˈaŋ-glər \

Definition of angler 

1 : one that angles

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Although an experienced angler who has caught more than 50 legal muskies in the area, Ewert decided to try trolling for the first time. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Extraordinary musky fishing tale, verified and true, comes to happy ending," 11 July 2018 Carl Richardson, manager of the angler awards program, said the state received more than 1,800 applicants for top fish last year. Jason Nark,, "Roxborough man wants to catch Pennsylvania's biggest fish, anywhere, anytime," 8 July 2018 For that reason, many Texas offshore anglers have looked at June as the kickoff of their fishing year. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Better days ahead for Texas offshore anglers," 23 June 2018 Set line anglers will have success on the west end and in the creek coves for both flatheads and channel catfish. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018 Four other anglers had stringers weighing 30 or more pounds. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Despite warm temperatures, bass are still spawning and creating some thrilling fishing," 1 June 2018 Some anglers have success casting or slow-trolling with small crankbaits. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Planning a weekend fishing trip? They're biting close to Boise (fishing report, May 11) | Idaho Statesman," 11 May 2018 Spring chinook anglers with a little help from Lady Luck and at least one fishing partner have until the evening of April 7 to check this one out: What is the difference in appearance between Willamette and upriver Columbia spring chinook salmon? Bill Monroe,, "Columbia, Willamette spring salmon have different coloring," 29 Mar. 2018 With bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish of all sizes stocking the ponds, young anglers could catch almost anything. Rachel K. Hindery,, "Dreams come true at Park Ridge Park District's 'Gone Fishin’ Derby'," 2 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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