Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Just from the sea; having recently run up a river, as a salmon.
  • Anadromous in general, as a fish.

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Examples

  • Many were kelts, fish that had spawned and then spent the winter in the river, but there were four fresh-run salmon glistening silver from the cold waters of the North Sea.

    Salmon are back in Scottish rivers in force, and as elusive as ever

  • I know that fresh-run fish, aggressive in the fall, will chase and whack these things.

    Marabou Streamers for Fall Steelhead

  • And all the while Tom was swimming about in the river, with a pretty little lace-collar of gills about his neck, as lively as a grig, and as clean as a fresh-run salmon.

    The Water Babies

  • Hampshire water-meadows before your hairs are gray, under the wise new fishing-laws? — when Winchester apprentices shall covenant, as they did three hundred years ago, not to be made to eat salmon more than three days a week; and fresh-run fish shall be as plentiful under Salisbury spire as they are in Holly-hole at

    The Water Babies

  • Imagine people lining up to pay their equivalent of $7.50 fresh-run for a whole year because heck, once it was gone you weren't ever going to see it again.

    Sand Through The Hourglass

  • About the twelfth cast the reel sings a sweet anthem, and I have a delightful quarter of an hour with an unconquerable fish that leaps again and again in the air, but that has to give in at last, and lie beside the salmon eventually, as handsome a fresh-run sea trout of 9 lb. as mortal eye ever feasted upon.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • One does not, however, use Hercules gut for nothing; the log was travelling swiftly, and I ventured to clap my rod-top down to and under the surface, thus saving my tackle, and being presently able to land and gaff my 10-lb. fresh-run salmon without risk or hurry.

    Lines in Pleasant Places Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

  • And all the while Tom was swimming about in the river, with a pretty little lace collar of gills about his neck, as lively as a grig, and as clean as a fresh-run salmon.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • Thus the Doon, which draws its chief sources from numerous lakes among the hills, is one of the earliest rivers in the south-west of Scotland, clean fresh-run fish occurring in it by Christmas; while the neighbouring river Ayr, although existing under the same general climatic influence, produces few good salmon till the month of June.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Now, from what has been ascertained of the natural history of the species, although the adult salmon of the Oykel must have previously made the leap at least once before, no fresh-run grilse could have ever done so; and yet, during suitable weather in the summer season, they are sometimes seen springing along with all the grace and agility of a troop of voltigeurs.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

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