A Googan is a term used by local fishermen to describe idiots on the water. They are dangerous, oblivious and lack talent when operating boats, tying knots, choosing the correct fishing gear and the like. A Googan might look capable and confident but be careful around them. Their lack of knowledge, skills and abilities around the water can disturb your day in any number of ways. Usually, their confidence far outweighs their competence, and their ineptitude shows itself rather quickly through either words, appearance, or actions.
That Googan does not know how to tie a knot and will most likely loose the fish when it bites the hook.
by green feat March 13, 2022
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A googan is the person wearing saltlife or any other trendy sports clothing that is completely clueless in the ways of fishing. They will use tactics that are completely backwards. The googan will come to the pier and use bobbers and a weight. A googan will post fish on social media and claim a size that is beyond a hyperbole. A googan will overreact when catching any sized fish, ever!!

You know you've got a googan on your hands when they say "the other day," "last time," or "my friend" kinda of tales.

Googans will ruin a fishing spot faster than morons with a cast net. You know a googan was around when you reel in your line and snag 10' or more line with a lure on it and the worst knot you've ever seen. Googans will have too many company stickers on their cars. Googans will take excessive amount of pictures of their fish. If 1 or more of these examples describes you, YOU'RE A FUCKING GOOGAN!!!!
Why is all this fishing line in the water?

Ah, those damn googans must have been here!
by Simpnasty April 17, 2017
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A fishing (not sexual) term for lowlife, shore(bank) fishermen who baitfish typically without a license, regard to regulations, and etiquette towards other people, especially other fishermen following the rules.
Damn, I couldn't find a spot at the river yesterday. It was totally full of googans hogging up the place, dropping f-bombs, and snagging fish.
by throwinmetal April 25, 2008
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A rogue fisherman that has no consideration for others fishing. Generally anchors to close to other boats.
Those inconsiderate Googans set their anchor to close to us.
by Freddy Fourschin April 8, 2018
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A googan is an offshore fishermen who constantly loses fish that the average fishermen would catch. 'Googans' tend to 'set the hook' when using circle hooks. A googan would not survive if stranded on a desert island with all the fishing tackle in the world, because a googan does not know how to tie the simplest of fishing knots.
Jim Warstler is a googan.
by John VanLith August 3, 2008
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An Internet term for lowlife webmaster who posts ads and web pages typically with no meaningful content, no regard for adwords copywriting, or consideration for other people, especially those who click on promising-looking links.
"I couldn't find any argyle socks yesterday, the search results were totally full of spam web pages hogging up the place, dropping spyware and Googans snagging people with pop-up ads."
by Perry Marshall February 3, 2009
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1) A general term for the various monsters, gargoyles, ghosts, boogeymen, etc. that small children have nightmares over
2) A hideously ugly woman
1) Don’t worry dear. I’ll lock the closet door so the Googans can’t get you.
2) Holy shit dude! Did you see the Googan that Mark shagged last night? She was like the Elephant Woman.
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