game fish

noun

Definition of game fish

1 : a fish of a family (Salmonidae) including salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes
2 : sport fish especially : a fish made a legal catch by law

Examples of game fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web John King, whose Afishinados charters have been uniting fishermen with game fish for more than two decades, is now offering swordfish charters. Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 The last plan, which aimed to introduce muskies in new waters, was thwarted by age-old public sentiment that muskellunge destroy walleyes, crappies and other game fish. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 The mascot’s origin comes from a local fish species called a wahoo, a highly valuable game fish. USA Today, 24 June 2021 They were purposefully released in the state as a game fish by European immigrants in the 1880s and have been multiplying almost unchecked ever since. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, 30 Jan. 2021 The keepers ranged in size from 11 to 18 inches, proof that Yawkey's surprise game fish population had been reproducing on its own. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 The massive schools of very large game fish and all the life in between... Dalton Ross, EW.com, 14 May 2021 By encouraging saltmarsh grasses and upland meadow plants in place of seawalls, piers, and foundations, DCR has reestablished a vibrant saltmarsh estuary that supports all manner of game fish as well as more than 200 species of birds. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Redhorse and other suckers are a vital food source for game fish. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of game fish

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Game fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/game%20fish. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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