Definition of berley
- They vary a little, but the best ordinary berley is made out of bran, pollard, flour, salt or fresh herrings or tinned fish and bread crumbs.
- —Charles Thackery, The Amateur Fisherman's Guide, 1895
- Try mixing a very stiff berley of soaked pellets and bread or crusts …
- —Greg Irving, The Advertiser (Australia), 24 Dec. 1993
- Another favorite fishing technique was to stand in the lee of a point with a spear poised over the still water, spitting chewed-up mussels into the water as berley.
- —Tim Fridtjof Flannery, The Birth of Sydney, 2000