5+ Collective nouns of fish

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What is the collective noun of fish?

There are seven collective nouns for fish, and those are:

  1. School
  2. Shoal
  3. Haul
  4. Nest
  5. Catch
  6. Draught
  7. Run

Although in general, we use School and Shoal for a group of fish.

So I will recommend you to write School and Shoal

You can say

  • A school of fish
  • A shoal of fish
  • A draught of fish
  • A nest of fish

Let's know the meaning of those

School: A large number of fish or other sea animals swimming together. For example, a school of dolphins.

Shoal: The large number of fish swimming together as a group. For example, Shoals of herring

Haul: A quantity of fish caught at one time. For example, The fisherman had a good haul.

Nest: A group or set of similar things that are made to fit inside each other

Catch: To capture an animal that tries or would try to escape. For example, how many fish did you catch?

Draught: One continues the action of swallowing liquid

Run: To move in a particular direction


collective noun of fish

Definition of fish:

Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

Source: Wikipedia

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