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game fish

an edible fish capable of affording sport to the angler in its capture.
Origin of game fish
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But the facts are that all food fish and game fish must be conserved.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • And so tons of good food and game fish are brought in only to be thrown to the sharks.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • I say again, on good authority, there are no game fish in Alaska.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • They are not as destructive to game fish as the otter, though, Ive been told.

  • They were strong, game fish, and better still, excellent eating.

  • The town has been stocked so full of carp that the game fish are all gone.

  • All fishermen fish for the big fish, though it is sport to catch any game fish, irrespective of size.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • When he stopped leaping we drew him away from the other boat, and settled down to a hard fight with a heavy, stubborn, game fish.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • I took this thirty-six pound fish to be a sea-roe, a game fish lately noticed on the Atlantic seaboard.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • There was some sport in this, but Dulness is not commonly a game fish, and only sulks after he is struck.

    The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table Oliver Wendell Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for game fish

game fish

any fish providing sport for the angler
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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