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A good strong landing net capable of taking a fish up of eight or ten pounds is most useful, and saves gaffing the smaller salmon.
SPORT IN VANCOUVER AND NEWFOUNDLANDJOHN ROGERS
Gaffing the buoy aboard, he pulled up the anchor, and soon was hauling in the trawl over the wooden roller on the starboard bow.
JIM SPURLING, FISHERMANALBERT WALTER TOLMAN
There was Ben Gillam, a giff-gaffing blade home from the north sea, so topful of spray that salt water spilled over at every word.
HERALDS OF EMPIREAGNES C. LAUT
"We'll see," was the reply, and picking up his gaffing-hook, Vincente prodded here and there amid the kelp.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
Gaffing is or was one of the ten thousand modes of swindling practised in London.
THE GAMING TABLE: ITS VOTARIES AND VICTIMSANDREW STEINMETZ
Gaffing began, and the billiard-marker before described was pitched upon to 'do' the stranger.
THE GAMING TABLE: ITS VOTARIES AND VICTIMSANDREW STEINMETZ
With the greatest care you select the best spot for gaffing him, and successfully get the gaff free from your shoulder.
CHATS ON ANGLINGH. V. HART-DAVIS
Nothing, however, could induce the fish to come into the moderately slack water where gaffing would have been an easy matter.
LINES IN PLEASANT PLACESWILLIAM SENIOR
When I came to myself, Luke was gaffing the trout at the boat-side.
IN THE WILDERNESSCHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

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