Meaning of game fish in English:

game fish

Pronunciation /ˈɡeɪm fɪʃ/

nounplural noun game fish

  • A fish caught by anglers for sport, especially (in fresh water) salmon and trout and (in the sea) billfishes, sharks, bass, and many members of the mackerel family.

    Compare with coarse fish

    ‘I longed to try for some of the bigger game fish’
    • ‘However, I do not believe that fly-fishing for big game fish is necessarily the be all and end all of fishing.’
    • ‘Using the same pumping technique that one applies to big game fish, I recovered some line but this was soon pulled out again when the fish made another run.’
    • ‘The grayling is a game fish with a coarse fish close season, March 15th Until June 15th, both days inclusive.’
    • ‘There is a separate license for migratory game fish like salmon and sea trout but this also covers the species on my license.’
    • ‘The idea indeed comes from the older practice of sports fishermen paying to catch marlin and other game fish which are then tagged and returned to the sea.’
    • ‘The fear of the WWF and other groups is that pike will devastate native brown trout stocks and pose a danger to already dwindling numbers of char, a game fish of the salmon-trout family.’
    • ‘If I wanted to visit the area and fish either for coarse or game fish this is where I would want to stay.’
    • ‘Lake trout (formerly the most abundant commercial species) and salmon were classified as game fish and were closed to commercial fishing.’
    • ‘The waters are also home to more than 200 species of fish, including game fish such as marlin and one of the last remaining populations of the endangered dugong - a tropical mammal which can reach up to 3m in length.’
    • ‘Blue crystal-clear waters teem with game fish such as bonefish, permit, and tarpon, which have grown accustomed to a rich diet of shrimp and crabs.’
    • ‘The start of May will also see the arrival of steelheads into the water which, pound for pound, are said to offer the best fighting sport of any game fish.’
    • ‘Many tourists are drawn to the area to test the waters for game fish.’
    • ‘Grayling are so highly rated by many anglers, that in 1977, a small group of anglers got together and formed the Grayling Society to conserve and establish the grayling as a true wild, game fish.’
    • ‘Many Canadian and American anglers spin fish for the grayling with a 6 lb to 10 lb outfit - which I think is far too heavy for such a delightful game fish.’
    • ‘The conditions that cause problems for our game fish species on our rivers and stillwaters can often benefit the saltwater species.’
    • ‘Little did I know at the time, that I would eventually be making just such a trip, to cast a line for this legendary game fish.’
    • ‘He was a saltwater game fish specialist himself, and very much the purist.’
    • ‘Falkland mullet can grow to twenty pounds and would be regarded like a game fish if found over here.’
    • ‘The Arctic grayling, also known as the bluefish, is a beautiful game fish with dark blue, pink and purple tones which have an iridescent sheen.’
    • ‘The game fish of British Columbia, Canada, are sought after by anglers from around the world who come to BC for it's incredible sportfishing.’