In "The Worst Crime in the World" by G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown went to a modern pictures gallery to meet his niece, while he met a man he knew:
“I didn’t know,” said Father Brown, smiling, “that you were a patron of the New Art.”
“I didn’t know that you were,” retorted the other. “I came here to catch a man.”
“I hope you will have good sport,” answered the priest. “I’m doing much the same.”
“Said he was passing through to the Continent,” snorted the solicitor, “and could I meet him in this cranky place.” He ruminated a moment, and said abruptly: “Look here, I know you can keep a secret. Do you know Sir John Musgrave?”
Does "have good sport" here mean sort of "good luck"?
And does "Said he was" mean "it was said that he was" or "he himself said"?