• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fish-tackle A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fish-tackle Nautical, a tackle used for fishing or raising an anchor to the gunwale of a ship. To this tackle a pendant is attached, with a large iron hook, called the fish-hook, fastened to its end.
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In literature:

There must be some good fish in the pond, since they are big enough to run away with your tackle.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
So Jack had to get out his fishing tackle box, and, dipping down into its depths, produce the valuable packet.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
I had some fishing tackle, and matches, and some crackers.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
A few of the men, with rough fishing-tackle and axes, had already started toward the edge of the lake for the morning's catch.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
An open box or two, a heap, of fishing tackle, a broken oar, could be seen but dimly from without.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
Small wonder, then, that she should tackle her fish vindictively.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
They had left the fishing tackle at camp, but luckily they had plenty of matches.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
So he only walked away very slowly, almost forgetting to pick up his fishing-tackle in his absorption.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
When I get my tackle fixed, I shall be able to catch some fish.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
Christine was reading tranquilly; Edward stood at the outer door mending his fishing-tackle.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Many sorts of fishing-tackle, and the nets and oilskins of the men, are hung up on the walls or among the open rafters.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Prime spent the afternoon fishing, with the tackle found in one of the gun-cases, and was lucky enough to accumulate a noble string of trout.
"Stranded in Arcady" by Francis Lynde
The boys had no more than gone when I had a fishing tackle rigged out.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Leave me that flask; and, I say, just see if my fishing tackle's all right: I left it up at the top.
"A Double Knot" by George Manville Fenn
One morning, not long after this, Hollis and the judge were sitting at the out-door table, engaged with their fishing-tackle.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
We would have with us our little rifles and some fishing tackle.
"The Voodoo Gold Trail" by Walter Walden
Now his son appeared with fishing tackle and bait.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The "fishing-tackle" is on a gigantic scale.
"The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph" by Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
His fishing tackle, gun-case and portmanteau, with an odd bundle or two of miscellaneous effects, are soon strapped and corded.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
We had on board a canteen, and other light baggage, two or three guns, and fishing tackle.
"Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men" by Anna Brownell Jameson

In news:

The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish.
A Connecticut angler may have set a new International Game Fish Association All-Tackle World Record for his 81.8-pound striped bass, if his recent catch passes that organization's review process.
Program promotes tackle and gear that increases survival of released fish.
If you do take many supplements, a convenient way to store and transport your supplements is a small fishing tackle box (available at sports stores) is my goal to limit supplements.
Although I prefer to fish for trout, I also enjoy tackling a bass or two now and then.
Avid outdoor enthusiasts gather under one roof to attend the weekend shows and to see for themselves all the seminars, demonstrations and booths filled with tackle, gear, boats, fishing & hunting accessories and services.
Some fishing poles and tackle will be available.
The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame based in Hayward, Wis. Has announced that Minnesota's own "Tackle" Terry Tuma has been named an inductee of the Hall's 2013 class.
John Russell, 91, right, watches as Matt Justis, back center, prepares tackle for a fishing trip Thursday.
Northland Fishing Tackle introduces the new IMPULSE 1?
Pet owner Will Carsten competes in the Dock Dog competition at the Fred Hall's Fishing Tackle, Boat & Travel Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
And Frabill Inc have announced that they are joining forces, uniting two iconic fishing tackle brands that have been serving anglers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 70 years.
Ban On Lead Fishing Tackle Being Pursued .
A rare and exciting situation developed on Dec 10 during the second day of fishing in the Stuart Sailfish Club's 57th annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament.
A tackle box filled with bait sits on the ground during the opening day of trout fishing season at Dolese Park on Saturday, Jan 1, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla.