Master List of Fish/Sea Puns “Not On Porpoise” Etc

Since there wasn’t one readily available that I could find, I decided to make a list of ocean puns, underwater puns, fish puns, and the like. If you have any like this, feel free to add them in the comments below (no registration required). Special thanks go to comic Kip Adotta, who is well-known among word nerds for his song-like speaking sets that were loaded with puns of a certain subject.

I didn’t do it on porpoise!

Don’t give me that line.

I don’t quite sea it.

He’s just fishing for compliments.

She’s angling for a raise.

I’m fin to get busy.

Well you’re a little lake to be starting now.

You just got schooled!

I can’t even tuna piano -__-

Tarn it!

Look out, he’s a card shark.

I wrote a really biting review.

Our property has been stream-lined.

You really hooked them in!

There’s an angler watching over me.

Trolling motors: engage!

I’ve been dying to trout my new printer.

Water you thinking about?

I seem to have a creek in my neck.

I’ve been delta bad hand.

He took the bait!

She really tugs on my fly.

I’d like to tackle that box.

Between the two, I’d say his speech out-bored me.

I’m glad to see you’re onboard.

She’s just a stream of emotions.

My barracuda’s in the shop, having the seals replaced. My stingray, too.

That place is a real dive.

I need to see man a-boat a dogfish.

Gil’s the name.

I’m barely keeping my head above water.

I like my burgers rare, hold the grunion.

I put a dollar in the bin for Jerry’s Squids.

We were packed like sardines!*

Tommy Dorsal is my favorite singer.

The man’s got sole!

Why? Oh, for the halibut.

I can’t tell which are fans and which are just groupers.

I’m feeling really tanked.

That’s the Sign of Aquarium.

Not tonight dear, I’ve got a haddock.

You sure are crabby tonight!

Can’t you see the anchor in my eyes?

There’s no need to get so steamed.

I planed some flounders in the garden.

Man that guy just got whaled on.

After a check of her computer, I soon found harpoon folder.

I’m eeling over with these puns!

Must’ve been a fluke.

And the archangel Mackerel said to Satan..


Stop being so shellfish!

He caught me with a left hook.

What a load of carp!

I’m feeling a little barfish the quality of these puns!

I was staring down the barreleye of his rifle.

Salmon Diane from Cheers aren’t a very good match.

I just down a whole pint of bitterling.

I just kicked back a shot of Burbot.

Pickerel I’ll pick her for ya!

Give that woman a kid, and she’d codlet all day.

These puns are really crappie.

Just a dab should be enough.

Would it hurt you to eelpout once in a while?

Gar blimey!

Goby with your friends! See if I care!

I heard New York did away with Big Gulpers.

These puns seem rather hoki, if you ask me.

You think? I sure am jella about how long this list of puns is!

Don’t play koi with me.

My favorite band is Lenok Skynyrd.

I’ve been longfin for some nice company.

He always gets moray than me.

The giant really wharfed the surround village.

He sure is a pretty buoy, isn’t he?

Could you be a little more Pacific?

You just stay perched right there.

*hic* I think someone piked the punch!

That was quite the snapper comeback.

The sturgeon entered the OR early.

What? Oh, I’m saury.

Scup, man?

Ouch, that looks like reel painful.

She sure gave you a shiner.

Did I say that? I’m such a slipmouth.

You should have smelt what she was cooking back there.

I even snook a taste from the big pot.

I think the waiter sprat in your soup.

Tang nabbit!

The situation was quite tenius.

Did you catch that?

Here, take a whiff.

She’s suing him for zander.

He laid zeige to the king’s empire.

What year class did you graduate?

The movie was quite triggering.

What capsize do you wear?

Get aweigh from me!

I’m surprised you know of such current affairs.

That’s a hull of a boat you have there.

Kelly Ripple just can’t seem to find the right co-host.

Want to go out? Maybe to a picture shoal?

Sounds like you’re a bit tongue-tide.

Astern attitude doesn’t befit you.

Those jeans make her aft look great!

Her beauty will surely en-transom.

She left me in her wake, to float and sputter.

I wonder what channel she works for.

I’m getting really moored with this list.

Care to go bowline later?


It a-piers you have no earthly idea.

I’d rudder vote my conscience, to be honest.

I think we need to scale back our efforts.

If you like these, please visit the list with any new additions, on my word-nerd blog, Divvyry, here =)

28 thoughts on “Master List of Fish/Sea Puns “Not On Porpoise” Etc

  1. Thanks So much!! This is perfect for a thank you I needed for work and got my team a bag of sweedish fish šŸ™‚

  2. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and coverage!
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  3. omg perfect i needed this for a project and there are such a good supply of smart ones in here. i laughed tbh thank u for making this project just a little more fun

    • good stuff but i gotta get the eel outta here so i;ll perch on my motor pike and side carp then rudd off into the sunfishset

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  7. You might be thinking water you doing, Well Iā€™m about to shoal you Eely good Ofishal puns that may seem fishy but are the best thing in the tuna-verse. I’m about to reel you in with these hooks of so you might start Hearing some puns that are off the scales. I should probably stop but it dolphinately is getting too good, the puns are Krilling it. If you could think of a better fish pun you should let minnow because you would be Gill-ty of good puns. If we were enemies I bait I would be your nemo-sis. If you need some help you can use Cray-on which has cray in is so you could draw up a pun with that.

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