Fishing is the act of catching fish. Wikipedia notes that “The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as mollusks, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms.”
You can also fish for compliments. Like if I were to hint that I want you to comment that Michael’s TV Tray is a fantastic blog. I mean, I don’t know if you actually think that… maybe you don’t like Michael’s TV Tray. You probably don’t, right?
Remember the opening credits to The Andy Griffith Show, where Andy and Opie go fishing, and there’s all that annoying whistling? Well, the song has words—and they’re all about fishing, and fishing holes, and fishing poles. Here is Andy Griffith himself, singing the lyrics.
Andy Griffith, “Fishin’ Hole”
- Go Fishing Day (Holiday Insights)