Definition of angling in English:



  • [mass noun] The sport or pastime of fishing with a rod and line.

    ‘recreation such as walking, boating, and angling’
    [as modifier] ‘an angling club’
    ‘an angling licence’
    • ‘Mr Dacre, who has been keen on angling since the age of ten, was fishing on September 2 in the River Avon just past the weir, behind the Hygrade factory, when a rush of water caused him to stumble and lose a shoe in the river mud.’
    • ‘Rooikrantz will go down in angling history as the one place where tuna were caught on a regular basis from the shore.’
    • ‘Most clubs just have not got the resources to teach angling but can help improvers.’
    • ‘The Herald said that as local anglers had no access to fishing rights on the river Aire and had to travel many miles for fishing, the reservoir should be given over to angling, which is what happened.’
    • ‘This latest information would appear to cement the belief that there should be a greater emphasis on control on angling and anglers in particular.’
    • ‘This for me is the ultimate in angling and something I could do for the rest of my life, if I was a millionaire.’
    • ‘In the Bangor District, the Owenmore river experienced excellent fishing as a rise in water levels and a late run of fish provided a major boost to angling.’
    • ‘In its 2001 manifesto, Labour promised that it had ‘no intention whatsoever of placing restrictions on the sports of angling and shooting’.’
    • ‘There have been many trends in angling over the years and this was probably one of them.’
    • ‘The main aim of the nationwide workshop programme is to encourage young people to take up angling as a recreational sport.’
    • ‘All members are invited to attend and are asked to encourage young anglers to some along as we hope to promote angling in the area.’
    • ‘A Fishing Centre on the river bank will demonstrate various angling techniques.’
    • ‘A prohibition in a designated area would, he believed, present a huge opportunity for Tramore to develop angling and fishing from small boats.’
    • ‘He now had support from all angling clubs in the Lough Conn area who had formed a federation.’
    • ‘The stillwaters will have been closed to angling since at least the end of March so the fish will have had a nice rest.’
    • ‘One of the great things about this wonderful sport of angling are the friendships made at the waterside.’
    • ‘The removal of trout from the lake is limited and permitted only to members of the Bleach Lough angling club.’
    • ‘A day's angling on this water can offer so many challenges with different styles of angling.’
    • ‘The society have many miles of excellent grayling, brown, sea trout and salmon angling in various parts of the country.’
    • ‘For Patrick Arnold's fully detailed angling column see the sports section of the Westmorland Gazette.’