fish ‧ ing S3 /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ fish , ↑ fishing , ↑ fishery ; verb : ↑ fish ; adverb : fishily; adjective : ↑ fishy ]
1 . the sport or business of catching fish:
Fishing is one of his hobbies.
Terry’s going fishing at Lake Arrowhead next weekend.
deep sea/freshwater/saltwater fishing
salmon/trout/bass etc fishing ⇨ ↑ flyfishing
2 . be on a fishing expedition American English informal to try to find out secret information by asking a lot of questions about different things