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

Examples of sportfishing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Memoriam: Hobary Manns, a sportfishing fixture in Oregon for several decades, passed away Thursday. oregonlive, 2 July 2021 Baumer recommends visitors and residents alike spend time on the ADF&G’s sportfishing website – – for updates on everything from hot fishing spots, places to rent or buy gear, to potential COVID-19 restrictions. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Visit a Sergio Bustamante art gallery, sign up for sportfishing, or pick up some new shades at Sunglass Hut. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, which takes place June 23—27, stages world-class sportfishing tournaments, where evening weigh-ins take place at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Each of the decks above it will face the stern to give guests a front-row view of the sportfishing action below. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 7 May 2021 In fact, this 171-foot-long sportfishing superyacht may be the ultimate gift for the fisherman that truly has everything…like literally everything. Bill Springer, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 The group also includes Maryland and Virginia lawmakers and officials, plus representatives from environmental groups, sportfishing and commercial fishing groups and educational organizations. Christine Condon,, 11 Mar. 2021 Jonathan Roldan owns Tailhunter Sportfishing, the largest sportfishing fleet in La Paz. Jill Dutton, Field & Stream, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sportfishing

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Sportfishing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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