big-game fishing
catching large marine fish for sport from a boat using a variety of heavy tackle

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Big-game fishing — Big game fishing, often referred to as offshore sportfishing, offshore gamefishing, or blue water fishing is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large fish renowned for their sporting qualities, such as tuna and marlin. HistoryBig game… …   Wikipedia

  • Big Game — can refer to:In sports:* Big Game (football), the annual American football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley * Big game fishing, a form of recreational fishing * James Worthy, also known as Big Game James …   Wikipedia

  • big game — noun large animals that are hunted for sport • Hypernyms: ↑game * * * noun 1. : the large animals sought or taken by hunting or fishing for pleasure rather than profit big game angling is not without its risks 2. : an important object of quest; …   Useful english dictionary

  • big game — noun Date: 1860 1. relatively large animals sought or taken by hunting or fishing especially for sport 2. an important objective especially when involving risk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • big-game reel — any fishing reel that is large and made for marine trolling …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Land-based game fishing — is a form of fishing where anglers attempt to catch game fish, that are generally caught from ocean going boats, off the shore. Commonly targeted species include marlin, tuna, kingfish, mackeral, cobia and sharks. The locations for such… …   Wikipedia

  • fishing — /fish ing/, n. 1. the act of catching fish. 2. the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish. 3. a place or facility for catching fish. [1250 1300; ME fisshing. See FISH, ING1] * * * or sport fishing Sport of catching fish freshwater… …   Universalium

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  • Fishing line — A fishing line is a cord used or made for fishing. Important parameters of a fishing line are its length, material, and weight (thicker, sturdier lines are more visible to fish). Factors that may determine what line an angler chooses for a given… …   Wikipedia

  • fishing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ This stretch of the river is renowned for its good fishing. ▪ coarse (BrE), deep sea, drift net, saltwater, sea …   Collocations dictionary

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