from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of a hand-line; the act or method of catching fish with a hand-line.
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An oral informant from Calvert, for example, had joined her husband from her middle years to retirement in handlining for cod, having also raised a family of fifteen children and worked in the family saw mill through her earlier married life.
So I'm gently handlining the now-doubly-tired fish, which again reached the net ... and the hook pulls out.
They are equipped with inboard diesel motors and are also used primarily for handlining and trolling.
Fishermen generally employ these catamarans for trolling and handlining.