One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A device for extracting a hook from a fish's throat.
- ‘This included cork and willow floats, a disgorger, a ceramic vessel with pouring lip, a wooden bowl, a leather flask, knives and wooden knife sheaths.’
- ‘Shake the fish free over the side of the boat by using a disgorger if you can, every moment a fish spends out of the water every time it is handled will lessen its chances of survival when returned to the sea.’
- ‘If the hook is easily accessible then the use of a disgorger or long nose pliers will enable the hook to be removed often without taking the fish from the water.’
- ‘There's nothing worse than starting fishing and being short of small essentials like shot or disgorgers.’
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