One Who Goes Fishing

One who goes fishing crossword clue. Two Speed crossword question at The Daily Telegraph Sydney on Friday 9 Jun 2017. Also appear on Herald Sun and Courier-Mail newspaper in same day. 6 letters.

Cryptic clue: Rang Leroy briefly for a fisherman

The answer: ANGLER

Angling is a method of fishing by means of an “angle” (fish hook). The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are usually fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for storing, retrieving and paying out the line. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait. A bite indicator such as a float, and a weight or sinker are sometimes used.

Angling is the principal method of sport fishing, but commercial fisheries also use angling methods such as longlining or trolling. Catch and release fishing is increasingly practiced by recreational fishermen. In many parts of the world, size limits apply to certain species, meaning fish below and/or above a certain size must, by law, be released.

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