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[fish-uh-buh l] /ˈfɪʃ ə bəl/
that may be fished in:
nonpolluted, fishable streams.
lawful to be fished in:
a lake that is fishable only with a permit.
Origin of fishable
First recorded in 1605-15; fish + -able
Related forms
fishability, noun
unfishable, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The fishable water is on either side in an average height of river.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • Never stop casting so long as you are on fishable ground, for you know not the moment a good fish may rise.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  • If I know aught of Highland spates, they will both be down in the hour and fishable.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch

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