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Fishing – Kalastus – Harrastus – Hobby

This article contains words related to the hobby of fishing – kalastus. It doesn’t, however, contain the names of the different kinds of fish, because those are in the article linked.

Finnish English
avanto hole in the ice
bambuvapa bamboo rod
evä fin
haavi hand net
heittokalastus cast fishing
hiilikuituvapa carbon rod
hyönteistoukka maggot / insect larva
isorysä fyke net
kaarirysä hoop net
kala fish
kalalammikko fish pond
kalastaja fisherman
kalastuskausi fishing season
kalastuskortti fishing permit
kalastusvälineet fishing gear
katiska fish trap
kalaverkko fish net
kidukset gills
koho bob, bobber
koukku hook
kutuaika spawning season
lasikuituvapa glass rod
lippa spinner
Finnish English
mato worm
merta fish trap
mäti spawn
nuotta seine
onginta polo fishing
onkiminen hook and line fishing
onki fishin rod
paino sinker
perata to gut
perho fly
perhokalastus fly-fishing
pilkkionginta ice fishing
pitkäsiima longline
pyrstö tail
rauhoitusaika closed season
ruoto fish bone
rysä fyke
saada kalaa to catch fish
siima line / twin
sumppu fish hold, fish box
suomu scale
suomustaa to scale
syöttikala bait fish
urheilukalastus sport fishing
verkkokalastus net fishing

Some sayings related to fishing

  • “Hän kalastaa sameassa vedessä.”
    • Translation: He fishes in cloudy water.
    • Explanation: He tries to get ahead through obscure means.
  • “Älä mene merta edemmäs kalaan.
    • Translation: Don’t go further than the sea to fish.
    • Explanation: Don’t go looking for things further away than you have to.

 

That’s all the vocabulary for kalastus – fishing for now!

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