In A Grammar and Dictionary of the Samoan Language there is a verb that means "to return from fishing without any fish."
- Taufua, v. to return from fishing without any fish. Syn. ʻAsa.
My question is, how is "taufua" translated into English?
I'm looking for a single word which renders that meaning in English, but I will accept an expression, too.
A bit of searching came up with "duffer" (an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person) but it doesn't seem strictly related to fishing, and it isn't a verb.