Fishing Terms For Begineers -Milventure

Fishing Terms For Begineers -Milventure

Fishing can sound very daunting, here are some of the most common fishing terms and its definition. Hope this will help you decide and have a better understanding of the description.

Basic Fishing Vocabulary

  • Angler: A person who fishes with a rod and line.
  • Bait: Food that is used to attract fish.
  • Bite: When a fish takes a bait or lure on the end of a fishing line into its mouth.
  • Bobber: A small float attached to a fishing line to hold the hook at the desired depth. When it moves, the fisherman knows that a fish may be biting the bait or lure.
  • Cast: To throw the hooked and baited end of a fishing line out into the water.
  • Catch-and-release: To catch a fish and then immediately release it. This is a conservation technique used in recreational fishing.
  • Fin: A flattened appendage that is located on various parts of a fish’s body and is used for propelling, steering, and balancing.
  • Fish: A limbless, cold-blooded vertebrae animal with gills and fins that lives only in the water.
  • Gill: The paired respiratory organ of fishes, by which oxygen is extracted from water flowing over surfaces within or attached to the walls of the pharynx.
  • Hook: A bent piece of metal that is used to catch fish. It is typically baited to entice fish and barbed to keep the fish attached.
  • Line: A long thread of silk or nylon that is attached to a baited hook (sometimes with a sinker or float added) and used to catch fish.
  • LureA type of artificial bait used in fishing to attract a fish’s attention.
  • Pole: A fishing rod, especially one that doesn’t have a reel attached.
  • Rod: A long, tapering rod (a thin, straight bar) with a fishing line attached and, typically, a reel.
  • Scales: Small, thin, horny (or bony) plates that protect a fish’s skin.
  • Sinker: A small weight that is attached to a lure or hook to increase its rate of sink, ability to anchor, and/or casting distance.
  • Slack line: The loose line from the tip of the rod to the lure.
  • Tackle: The equipment a fisherman uses to fish.

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 Casters, Kid. “Basic Fishing Vocabulary for Kids.” Kid Casters, 27 Mar. 2015,