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French Fishing Vocabulary

French Fishing Vocabulary

On this page you’ll find a complete list of French fishing vocabulary words. Overall, these words are unique to the French language and don’t have much in common with their English counterparts. Thus, they’ll take some extra time to learn. To say, “fishing” in French you say: “pêche”, which is pronounced paysh.

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Vocabulary list

  • la pêche fishing
  • l’amorce bait
  • le plomb weight
  • l’œillet eye
  • l’épuisette landing net
  • la pêche à la mouche fly fishing
  • lancer to cast
  • prendre au filet to net
  • mordre to bite
  • le permis de pêche fishing license
  • la pêche sous-marine spearfishing
  • la canne à pêche fishing rod
  • la boîte d’équipement tackle box
  • l’appât lure
  • le barbillon barb
  • la bourriche keep net
  • la pêche hauturière deep sea fishing
  • attraper to catch
  • lâcher to release
  • la matériel de pêche tackle
  • la pêche maritime sea/marine fishing
  • la ligne line
  • le moulinet reel
  • l’hameçon fishhook
  • la mouche fly
  • la pêche en eau douce freshwater fishing
  • la pêche au lancer en mer surfcating
  • ramener to reel in
  • amorcer to bait
  • l’imperméable wafterproofs
  • le panier de pêche creel

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