game fish

noun
an edible fish capable of affording sport to the angler in its capture.

Origin:
1860–65

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game fish
 
n
any fish providing sport for the angler

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Example sentences
Their meat is fairly tough and not widely eaten, but they are prized as game
  fish.
Collection methods by which game fish may be legally held an aquarium.
It is unlawful to take freshwater game fish except by game fish devices.
Now the river's been cleaned-up so that even walleye, pike, and game fish can
  live in it.
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