A fisherman or fisher is someone who captures fish and other animals from a body of water, or gathers shellfish.Worldwide, there are about 38 million commercial and subsistence fishermen and fish farmers. Fishermen may be professional or recreational and may be both men or women. Fishing has existed as a means of obtaining food since the Mesolithic period.
A fisher, a person engaged in fishing:
Any person who attempts to catch fish.
“The fisherman cast his line.”
A vessel (boat or ship) used for fishing.
A person who fishes with a hook and line.
“A throng of anglers lined the trout stream on opening day of trout season.”
An angler fish, Lophius piscatorius.
“The angler lured a smaller fish into reach with the appendage on its head.”
Someone who tries to work an angle; a person who schemes or has an ulterior motive.
“”Jonas was a consummate angler when it came the company’s leave policy; he had it figured so he only needed to work six months out of the year.”
A thief who uses a hooked stick to steal goods out of shop-windows, grates, etc.
a person who catches fish for a living or for sport.
a person who fishes with a rod and line
“a carp angler”
short for anglerfish