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

Examples of sportfishing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The world’s largest sportfishing machine is being moved from Royal Huisman’s inland facility in the Netherlands to its launch site in Amsterdam. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 English is spoken along with Creole. 12 of 12 Turks and Caicos Providenciales is the most populous and best-known island in Turks and Caicos, offering white-sand beaches, sportfishing, and world-class snorkeling and diving in its coral reefs. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 Key West Pro Guides: Ready to live that sportfishing dream? Tracey Minkin, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 Probably the most extreme example is Royal Huisman’s six-deck, 171-foot Project 406, which is billed as the world’s largest sportfishing superyacht. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 Conservationists and sportfishing advocates say the state should place stricter limits on the industry. Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 There are hundreds of different styles of boats, from 18-foot bass boats to saltwater center consoles from 20 to 65 feet LOA, all the way up to a new 171-footer designed as the world’s first sportfishing superyacht. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 However, no decisions will be made about Willamette River sportfishing until after the holiday weekend. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 28 June 2023 Once scheduled to close Friday downriver from Bonneville Dam, sportfishing will now be open through Tuesday, April 11. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2023 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 29 Feb. 2024.

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