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Is the art of catching fish with rod, line, and hook, with live or artificial bait. The name derives from the Old English angle, a hook. The success of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler (1653) testifies to the popularity of the pastime in the 17th cent. A National Federation of Anglers was formed in 1903.

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