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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. 2017.
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  • The mascalonge, as a game fish, is scarcely behind the small-mouthed bass, and is certainly more gamy than the lake trout.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • They were strong, game fish, and better still, excellent eating.

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

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

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

  • 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
  • But the facts are that all food fish and game fish must be conserved.

    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
  • I say again, on good authority, there are no game fish in Alaska.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Yes; I call any fish a game fish that is taken for sport with hook and line.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
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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