fishing net


  • A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
    A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fishing net a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dolphins drive the fish into the nets The dolphins drive the fish into the nets
Babies dangling fishing net Babies dangling fishing net
Crossed fishing nets Crossed fishing nets

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fishing net a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
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  • Doug Horton
    “If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.”


In literature:

Catch Mick let fish like that out of his net.
""Us"" by Mary Louisa S. Molesworth
He sent his servant to fetch men, and fishing nets and nets of silk.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
It came from the house of the maker of fishing-nets.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Our people fished with hooks and with nets for the most part.
"The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea" by George Collingridge
The number of fish caught by weirs, baskets, and nets now, as the waters decline, is prodigious.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
It would not do with the women, obviously: heavens, what queer fishes that net would catch!
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
It serves the purpose of leading the fish into the net.
"The Salmon Fishery of Penobscot Bay and River in 1895-96" by Hugh M. Smith
It is just as well that you should understand, my friend, that all are fish who come into our net.
"Fashionable Philosophy and Other Sketches" by Laurence Oliphant
The other disciples followed in the boat, dragging the net with the fishes.
"A Life of St. John for the Young" by George Ludington Weed
Some of the fishermen were repairing nets, and some were tinkering about their fishing boats.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
She was all ready, and she had her aunt Eunice's fish-net bag and her armful of parcels.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The rush of water through the net prevents the fish from escaping.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
From moralising to fishing is a long jump, but we must take the leap and attend to our net again.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
Now I have them in my fishing-net, and now they are safe in the pitcher of water.
"Consolations in Travel or, the Last Days of a Philosopher" by Humphrey Davy
A net or weir stretched across the outlet of the lake would fill with fish overnight.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
Peter and his partners had had a poor night's fishing, and were out on shore washing their nets.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
In the fall it was her habit to take a hand-net and go down to the river to fish.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
To this end, a fishing net was made, which would be a good thing to have, anyway.
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
O, they fish with all nets In the School of Coquettes!
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
The small Transcendentalist goes in search of truth with the meshes of his net so large that he takes no fish.
"Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 1, Essay 5, Emerson" by John Morley

In poetry:

The waves lay spread beneath His feat;
And fish, at his command,
Bring their large shoals to Peter's net,
Bring tribute to his hand.
"Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord" by Isaac Watts
Implore God's help in ev'ry ill,
He is the Giver of all good:
But shou'dst thou trust thy net and skill,
Thou'dst lose the fish, that by thee stood.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
I walked around as you do, investigating
the endless star,
and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked,
the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind.
"Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda
Like a rainbowed fish held dying in a net,
With last, lovely flushes to the final grey;
And over the black hill a soft wind blows yet,
Carrying on wide wings the last light away.
"The Nightjars" by Edward Shanks
And with the morrow's earliest light,
Appeared before the monarch's sight
A fisherman, all joyously;
"Lord, I this fish just now have caught,
No net before e'er held the sort;
And as a gift I bring it thee."
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller
Over the fisher Pelagon Meniscus his father set
The oar worn by the wave, the trap, and the fishing net;--
For all men, and for ever, memorials there to be
Of the luckless life of the fisher, the labourer of the sea.
"The Fisherman's Tomb" by Sappho

In news:

View full size Steven Nehl/The Oregonian Mark Ihander gill net salmon fishing in the Columbia River near Astoria in 2005.
The latest effort to ban gill net fishing on the Columbia River is dead, at least for now.
In collaboration with Wyoming Game and Fish, we set nets in three distinct regions, one night each.
Other game fish species targeted with test nets include yellow perch and northern pike.
The primary species of nongame fish assessed with the test nets is cisco.
Time and time again, gill- net promoters have killed compromise proposals to relocate the nets to reduce harm to fish and wildlife, as well as measures that would encourage the adoption of more responsible fishing techniques.
Alaska Native people fish with jet boats and use the same nets as the rest of us.
Do I not cherish the fish, where it has come from, and the fact that it is in the net .
Peterman and Belinda caught 10 fish over two days for a net weight of 41.83 pounds.
A sunken fishing boat is tangled in its own seine net, resting at 390 feet of water 40 miles northwest of Sitka.
The fish hit at about the same time and we traded turns with the net.
Federal officials are trying to free a whale caught in fishing nets off Hawaii.
The Hawaiian monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in the United States, has a long list of threats -- fishing nets, sharks and, particularly, humans.
Prize-winning net offers young fish an emergency exit.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission moved Friday to ease non-tribal gill-netting off the mainstem Columbia River by 2017.