sport·​fish·​ing | \ ˈspȯrt-ˌfi-shiŋ How to pronounce sportfishing (audio) \

Definition of sportfishing

: fishing done with a rod and reel for sport or recreation

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At this resort, famed for its quiet allure and world-class sportfishing, expect to bag marlin, sailfish, or dorado—with the help of experienced guides—and then dine on your catch that evening. Jenny Peters, National Geographic, "Baja California Sur: The ultimate road trip," 25 July 2019 Biologists from both states approved the reopening in a telephone meeting Wednesday, saying a lower run prediction (116,500 upriver springers) announced Monday still accommodates additional sportfishing. Bill Monroe,, "Spring chinook fishing to reopen on Columbia River," 23 May 2018 Block will be talking about the upcoming fishing season, and what his new sportfishing venture will be offering local anglers. Ernie Cowan,, "The cats come out at night," 23 June 2018 The decision was made due to an extremely poor return of early run kings to the popular sportfishing river, which as of June 17 had just 2,182 of the prized fish swimming past the department's sonar counter near river mile 14. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "All king salmon fishing on the Kenai River closed starting Wednesday," 19 June 2018 Cheeca is a beloved luxury resort perched on the Atlantic coast in a town dubbed the sportfishing capital of the world. Jesse Oxfeld, Town & Country, "Florida Keys' Cheeca Lodge Reopens With a Flourish," 11 Apr. 2018 The state of Alaska issued nonresident sportfishing licenses in 2009 and 2010 to Stephen Paddock, who appears to be the man who authorities said killed at least 58 people Sunday in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Dispatch News, "Suspect in Las Vegas mass shooting appeared to have obtained Alaska fishing licenses," 2 Oct. 2017 The 47-square-mile tropical island offers mountain biking, sportfishing, and scuba diving in waters where visibility is up to 100 feet. Sara Clemence,, "Napoleon’s Remote Island Prison Can Be Your Next Luxury Vacation Spot," 6 Oct. 2017 Cook Inlet should be managed for sportfishing as the priority and commercial fishing secondary — not the whole area being managed for the Kenai red run. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, August 27, 2017," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sportfishing

1910, in the meaning defined above

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