sport fish


Definition of sport fish

: a fish important for the sport it affords anglers

Examples of sport fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In anticipation of low water at some Utah fisheries, wildlife officials are lifting daily keep limits at 10 water bodies to avoid letting doomed sport fish go to waste. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 Introductions of sterile predatory sport fish, such as wipers and tiger muskie, have knocked down chub in Otter Creek, Newcastle and Minersville reservoirs, according to Hepworth, but such efforts haven’t worked at Navajo. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Aug. 2021 Walleye, a popular sport fish, are native to the Great Lakes and are the largest member of the perch family. Diet: Juvenile walleye rely on zooplankton, insects and other small fish., 2 Sep. 2021 Wait, the state is going to rid a lake of a native Utah fish to create a safe haven for nonnative sport fish? Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Aug. 2021 So far, Pineview’s famed tiger muskie fishery is not in jeopardy, according to Randy Oplinger, who heads DWR’s sport fish program. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2021 Join a naturalist for this live Zoom program to find fishing hot spots and learn about common sport fish of Will County. Paul Eisenberg,, 3 June 2021 The department keeps state records for sport fish in four categories — Atlantic, Chesapeake, nontidal and invasive, Wilson said. Katie V. Jones,, 29 May 2021 No licenses or tags will be required to sport fish in Oregon, including two-rod endorsements, all salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and halibut tags and shellfish licenses (crab, clams, etc.). Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 29 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sport fish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sport fish

1915, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About sport fish

Time Traveler for sport fish

Time Traveler

The first known use of sport fish was in 1915

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sport fish

sport finder

sport fish


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sport fish

Last Updated

14 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Sport fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!