dip net


Definition of dip net

: a bag net with a handle that is used especially to scoop fish from the water

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Other Words from dip net

dipnet \ ˈdip-​ˌnet How to pronounce dipnet (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of dip net in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just purchase a saltwater fishing license (only $17 for 3-day nonresident) and harvest up to 2 gallons of whole bay scallops by hand or dip net. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, "Sea Scallops vs. Bay Scallops: What's the Difference?," 2 July 2020 In confined regions such as passes, creek mouths, and canals, mesh dip nets are effective. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 The Columbia started to slow and broaden again, the slack water created by the 1957 Dalles Dam, which had buried the old Celilo Falls, a set of rapids where coho and Chinook had been caught with dip nets for thousands of years. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, "The $68,000 Fish," 28 Oct. 2019 Historically, Native American communities from up and down the river traveled to Celilo each spring to catch salmon in dip nets from wooden platforms built precariously over the falls. Corey Arnold, National Geographic, "Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest," 27 Mar. 2019 Moose and bison heads and mounted fish overlook rows of dip nets and more than 1,000 kinds of fishing rods. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Pretty devastating’: After years of poor king salmon runs, renowned Kenai River sport fishing community adjusts," 7 July 2018 Every summer, the beaches bristle with dip nets, rods and reels; Alaskans come to fill their freezers, and guides lead guests on quests for fat king and silver salmon or Cook Inlet halibut. Kirsten Swann, Anchorage Daily News, "Kenai Peninsula offers world-class fishing, quirky arts scene and much in between," 3 May 2018 That also attracts up to 20 people who compete for a 200-ton quota using dip nets at the Susitna River. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Upper Cook Inlet’s herring, smelt commercial fisheries pay big bucks to fishermen," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dip net

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dip net was in 1820

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“Dip net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dip%20net. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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