- an edible fish capable of affording sport to the angler in its capture.
Origin of game fish
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for game fish
It's based on the same principle as the law on trout or any other game-fish.Jim Spurling, Fisherman
Albert Walter Tolman
Among the game-fish are the trout, bass, pickerel, and salmon.
As a game-fish the black-bass has come into his inheritance.
It is not of much importance as a game-fish or as a food-fish.
Spotted bass normally form a small part of the game-fish fauna in the lower Neosho River.
- any fish providing sport for the angler