guddle

/ˈɡʌd(ə)l/
verb
[no object] Scottish
1 Fish with the hands by groping under the stones or banks of a stream.
1.1 with object Catch (a fish) by guddling.

Origin
Mid 17th century of unknown origin.

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I suspect guddling at the stream’s bank is typically less successful than using a dry fly.

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