surf casting


: a method of fishing in which artificial or natural bait is cast into the open ocean or in a bay where waves break on a beach
surf caster noun

Examples of surf casting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many spinning rods made for saltwater surf casting have handles consisting of cork tape wrapped directly onto the blank. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, 10 May 2023 There are also numerous turnkey fishing piers and shops renting gear and bait for easy surf casting on the many miles of beaches. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 20 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surf casting was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Surf casting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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