Definition of fished out in US English:

fished out


  • Depleted of fish.

    ‘the grayling here have hardly been fished out’
    • ‘The herring was fished out by the 1970s.’
    • ‘EU commissioner Mr Fischler said the cuts were essential to ensure species were not fished out of existence.’
    • ‘The exploited species that are fished out in the fishing areas are abundant in marine reserves, as you might expect.’
    • ‘Some anglers say sadly that the New Zealand rivers are all fished out.’
    • ‘Cod is virtually fished out, and haddock will follow suit.’