rough fish


noun

any fish that is not valued as a sport fish or considered a significant source of food by sport fishers.

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Origin of rough fish

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for rough fish

rough fish

noun

a fish that is neither a sport fish nor useful as food or bait for sport fish
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