- a tackle for fishing an anchor.
Origin of fish tackle
First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for fish tackle
Overhaul down the fish-tackle, hook the lower block to the pennant, and hook the fish-hook to the inner fluke of the anchor.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
Before sunrise is the best time, and for this fish-tackle of a different sort is required.