sport fish


: a fish important for the sport it affords anglers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Alaska sold 199,000 resident sport fish licenses in 2021 and that figure is rising. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Feb. 2023 Management of walleyes, commonly cited as the most popular sport fish in the state, has long been a challenging issue for the DNR. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2023 By midcentury, the sea was considered a regional amenity and stocked with popular sport fish. Brent Haddad, The Conversation, 10 Jan. 2023 Salmon, the most popular seafood and sport fish in the world, are in danger. Courtney Linder, Gloria Dawson, Dan Shapley, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 Used correctly, the technology can be deadly on individual fish that are suspended in the water column and even deadlier on large schools of sport fish like crappie. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2022 The sport fish, introduced in lakes over the past 100 years, have outcompeted native bull trout in many of them. Janine Latus, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2016 Lake Erie have boosted the ranks and pretty much ensured that there will be plenty of the sport fish throughout Lake Erie for at least the next decade, reports Peter Krouse. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 22 Sep. 2022 That might be idyllic for a summer dip under the blazing Arizona summer sun, Gunn said, but approaches peril for the beloved sport fish. Brittany Peterson, ajc, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sport fish was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Sport fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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