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angling (n.)

"art of fishing with a rod and line," late 15c., verbal noun from angle (v.1).

It is but a sory lyfe and an yuell to stand anglynge all day to catche a fewe fisshes. [John Palsgrave, 1530]

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Definitions of angling from WordNet

angling (n.)
fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole);
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