an edible fish capable of affording sport to the angler in its capture.
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How to use game fish in a sentence
When plankton populations crash, that sinks small fish numbers, which in turn decreases game fish numbers.A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish | By Abi Cole/Outdoor Life | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
The catch was confirmed by the International game fish Association, replacing the two-ounce snakehead caught in Japan in 2004.The Week in Weird: A Skyscraper Missing Elevators, ‘Frankenfish’ & More | Anna Brand | August 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rigs act as reefs; the little bait fish hang out there, then bigger game fish come to eat the bait fish.
I say again, on good authority, there are no game fish in Alaska.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
They came very short, but were remarkably game fish when hooked, and in first-rate condition.Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
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.
I took this thirty-six pound fish to be a sea-roe, a game fish lately noticed on the Atlantic seaboard.
The use of light tackle by experts for big game fish of the sea has come to be an established practice in American angling.
British Dictionary definitions for game fish
any fish providing sport for the angler
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