an·​gler | \ ˈaŋ-glər \

Definition of angler

1 : one that angles

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The right sleeve of the jersey will have a unique Anglers of Aberdeen patch, featuring an angler in a Harford County Anglers of Aberdeen bucket hat. The Aegis, "IronBirds to be Harford Anglers of Aberdeen during Bassmaster Elite series," 3 May 2018 Lakeport, north of San Francisco, is the county seat and a popular destination for bass anglers and boaters on the shores of Clear Lake. Marcio Jose Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Twin wildfires threatening 10,000 California homes," 30 July 2018 From here on, most anglers will focus on the Mainstem Clearwater — the Upper and Lower sections remain open, and the middle section reopened July 7. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Warm Lake offers chance to beat the heat, catch some fish near Cascade," 9 July 2018 In Ohio, trout season runs from September to May. Some anglers use artificial lures called flies, while others prefer baited hooks. Kaylee Remington,, "Boy dies after being pulled from Mill Creek Falls in Cleveland, officials say," 14 Apr. 2018 Most anglers use 6 to 8 pound test mono on bream-buster type long rods for this action. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 6 Apr. 2018 However, most anglers generally practice catch and release with the larger drum rather than deal with fish fillets that might contain spaghetti worms. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Hurricane Harvey aftermath helps create super saltwater action," 8 Feb. 2018 According to The Kansas City Star, a group of six was spotted by another angler catching crappies and keeping them at Lake Sisseton. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Minnesota anglers charged for catching 253 fish over legal limit: They 'were biting good'," 6 Aug. 2018 And although 2017 assessments by the U.S. Geological Survey found alewife biomass to be lowest on record (by bottom trawl) and fourth-lowest (by acoustic testing), the key forage fish is showing up on anglers' graphs and in salmon stomachs. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Larger salmon spicing up Lake Michigan catches this year," 23 June 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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