angler

noun
an·gler | \ˈaŋ-glər \

Definition of angler 

1 : one that angles

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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, AL.com, "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 Most anglers use kayaks and venture to the upper lake in the coves on the far shore. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Sunday getaway to Lake Hennessey," 24 June 2018 As for the fishing, Birmingham said most anglers rarely use the stretch of river that would flood. Ryan Sabalow And Dale Kasler, sacbee, "This one stretch of river could decide the future of Shasta Dam | The Sacramento Bee," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of angler

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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angler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of angler

: a person who catches fish for pleasure

angler

noun
an·gler | \ˈaŋ-glər \

Kids Definition of angler

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

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