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[fish-uh-buh l]
  1. that may be fished in: nonpolluted, fishable streams.
  2. lawful to be fished in: a lake that is fishable only with a permit.
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Origin of fishable

First recorded in 1605–15; fish + -able
Related formsfish·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·fish·a·ble, adjective
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  • The fishable water is on either side in an average height of river.

  • 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.