Definition of coarse fish in English:

coarse fish


  • Any freshwater fish other than salmon and trout.

    ‘many of the coarse fish are spawning in the vegetation’
    Compare with game fish
    • ‘If your rivers are not fishable then why not turn your attention to fly fishing for some of the coarse fish species, such as pike, carp, perch, chub and barbel.’
    • ‘In late spring, when the herring disappear from the shallows, and head off to sea, the pike have to satisfy their appetites with the vast shoals of the resident coarse fish.’
    • ‘In huge areas of the coastal Baltic you can catch traditional coarse fish - perch, roach, bream, carp and, above all, pike.’
    • ‘Dace are one of the shorter lived coarse fish.’
    • ‘For coarse fish this means no fishing from the 15th March to the 15th June inclusive of these dates.’
    • ‘Eels are amongst the most widespread of all coarse fish.’
    • ‘As with all coarse fish, grass carp begin feeding upon invertebrates before moving on to a wider diet including soft plants.’
    • ‘Chub are probably the best adapted of our coarse fish for using cover, as any angler will tell you.’
    • ‘There are so many great places to fish for pike and coarse fish in this area, so why not try some of the small lakes and ponds round Newry.’
    • ‘Apart from their large size, which sets them apart from all other coarse fish, carp are rarely mistaken for any other species of fish in the UK.’
    • ‘Tench are one of the few species of coarse fish which can be sexed accurately at any time of the year.’
    • ‘Like so many coarse fish, gudgeon are only naturally found in the South of England, but have been introduced to Wales, Scotland and Ireland.’
    • ‘It has also produced most species of coarse fish with an interesting sprinkling of sea and game species.’
    • ‘Barbel spawn between May and July, although unlike many species of coarse fish they can in exceptional years spawn more than once.’
    • ‘It is also known that the lake holds a very large population of coarse fish including roach.’
    • ‘I was pleased and thought that my dad had found a lake or river where we could fish for coarse fish.’
    • ‘Because coarse fish are all fairly closely related, its fair to assume that many chemicals cause the stimulation of a number of species, even if it is to differing degrees.’
    • ‘And anglers return coarse fish, unharmed, to the water.’
    • ‘Most species of coarse fish can feed on a whole variety of different kinds of food.’
    • ‘For the return of the salmon in most Yorkshire rivers comes at the expense of coarse fish.’


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