sport·​fish·​ing ˈspȯrt-ˌfi-shiŋ How to pronounce sportfishing (audio)
: fishing done with a rod and reel for sport or recreation

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Recent Examples on the Web Not to mention, endless activities are available from relaxing by the water such as white water rafting, waterfall hikes, world-class sportfishing, surfing, and more. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 10 Sep. 2022 Vandal co-founder Ben Mennem said that the 46-foot platform was designed to be customized by its owners, from sportfishing, diving, cruising or as a chase boat for a larger yacht. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2022 The prototype design and his fledgling company, PacBak, recently beat out around 900 other products from some of the world’s leading brands to win the best of show award at ICAST, a major sportfishing trade show held in Florida last month. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Aug. 2022 Dunleavy also received $100,000 checks from Alaska developer and sportfishing advocate Bob Penney and from Minnesota real estate developer Armand Brachman. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2022 Insiders say there is a power struggle between legislators and industry stakeholders who want more commercial fishing representation on the Fish Board, while the governor wants more sportfishing voices. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Mar. 2022 Walleye fishing in Ohio significantly contributes to the state’s $1.9 billion sportfishing industry, but the fish are experiencing significant changes to their environment due to harmful algal blooms. cleveland, 9 June 2022 Former commercial fishermen, the brothers now run a sportfishing charter company, dive outfit, and three-cabin lodge overlooking Joe Taylor Creek, from which their boats depart (from $1,340 for three nights). The Editors, Outside Online, 5 Feb. 2020 Biologists met Wednesday and set an initial sportfishing season from Tuesday through April 6 below Bonneville Dam, with a one-hatchery (only) chinook daily bag within a two-salmonid daily limit that could include hatchery steelhead. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportfishing was in 1910

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“Sportfishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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