Definition of netter in English:

netter

noun

  • 1A fisherman who uses nets to catch fish.

    ‘because of the ban on gill nets, Louisianans fear an influx of jobless Florida netters’
    • ‘The Environment Agency advised anglers and netters to take a responsible approach while fishing in the countryside.’
    • ‘The netters are still working the beaches at Byron as the mullet are hanging around in the Bay.’
    • ‘There are fewer fish from dynamiting and the spearfishermen and netters have cleaned out the lagoons.’
    • ‘The season started off slowly for hunters of the tiny fish, but on Saturday netters were bringing in some respectable hauls - and that's when the gap closed on them.’
    • ‘The Byron netters have also scored good volumes of mullet from the beaches.’
    • ‘The commercial netters had such influence with the courts that penalties for illegal fishing turned into hand slaps in many cases.’
    • ‘Imagine how annoyed the anglers on my boat became when a Spanish purse netter appeared within half mile from where the fish were released and where shoals of Bluefin could be seen at the surface.’
    • ‘‘In the late 1970s, fish dealers and commercial netters were scrambling to cash in on the craze,’ reports Pat Murray, executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association-Texas.’
    • ‘In many northeastem waters, rainbow smelt is taken by dip netters during their spawning runs and is commonly used for bait by anglers fishing for trout and salmon.’
    • ‘All the hotels have bait available from netters working just offshore.’
    • ‘At the meeting it emerged that French trawlermen and netters, who usually set nets in one place and return to retrieve them, had an unwritten agreement to avoid fishing together in an ‘imaginary box’ around 30 miles long.’
    • ‘Four hours on, we were on the edge of the really deep water contour line, to a couple of wrecks which even the netters have yet to find and not surprisingly, there were the fish.’
    • ‘Prior to 1870, it was a nuisance for salmon netters in the Delta, whose nets were often torn by the large sturgeon.’
    • ‘This is available as you get on board the Pangas from bait netters who carry live sardines and sell three scoops worth for around US $20.’
    • ‘What remains of the industry is closely monitored and licensed by the fisheries boards that are also responsible for river angling - although rogue netters are still to be found, especially in Aberdeenshire.’
    1. 1.1usually in combination Someone who uses a net of a specified type.
      ‘drift-netters’
      • ‘The commercial netters had such influence with the courts that penalties for illegal fishing turned into hand slaps in many cases.’
      • ‘In the late 1970s, fish dealers and commercial netters were scrambling to cash in on the craze.’
      • ‘The Byron netters have also scored good volumes of mullet from the beaches.’
      • ‘The Environment Agency advised anglers and netters to take a responsible approach while fishing in the countryside.’
      • ‘The herring season will be ending shortly as the seine netters move off North after the mackerel.’
  • 2A person who uses the Internet.

    • ‘I glanced in the door as I passed - half a dozen hard core netters were wide awake, surfing for all their worth into the night.’
    • ‘In several website forums, netters have even compiled polls to vote for the top brand.’

Pronunciation

netter

/ˈnedər/