A fisherman (in recent years sometimes called a fisher to be non-gender specific), is a person who engages in the activity of fishing. The word can mean these types:-
- People who fish as their profession. They may belong to a cooperative, corporation, or union. These are nearly always men.
- People who fish for subsistence.
- People who fish to teach others how to fish.
- People who fish for sport, such as most anglers (who fish with a hook).