28 Best Fish/Fishing-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Updated November 19, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Is either of the wedding couple fishing gurus? See a list of popular fish and fishing songs to have a bit of fun or celebrate their talents on their wedding day.

Fishing in most cases involves catching fish with a rod and reel. While time is spent waiting for the fish to eat the bait, many fishermen take the time for reflection. So, while you are driving to your favorite fishing hole or while you wait for the fish to bite, enjoy my list of fishing and fish songs.

songs with fish in the title

Before we give our list of favorite fish songs, we must give our list of fish named musicians:

  • Phish
  • Reel Big Fish
  • Fish Go Fish
  • School Of Fish
  • Monkey Fish
  1. “if i were a fish” by corook, Olvia Barton (Alternative- 2023)
  2. “Fishing In The Dark” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Country – 1987)
  3. “Fish” by Craig Campbell (Country – 2011)
  4. “Slippery Fish” by Amy Liz (Children’s Music – 2011)
  5. “The Goldfish” by The Laurie Berkner Band (Children’s Music – 2010)
  6. “Fish” by PEARL (Singer-Songwriter – 2023)
  7. “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day” by Luke Bryan (Country – 2015)
  8. “Big Fish” by Vince Staples (Hip Hop – 2017)
  9. “Once I Caught A Fish Alive” by Super Simple Songs (Children’s Music – 2023)
  10. “Fish” by GRIPPA (Pop – 2023)

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Weird Fishes – Lianne La Havas
Released in 2020 on the album Lianne La Havas

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I get eaten by the worms
And weird fishes
Picked over by the worms
And weird fishes

Fish – No Joy
Released in 2020 on the album Motherhood

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish – A Perfect Circle
Released in 2018 on the album Eat The Elephant

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like Marilyn Monroe
In an afterwind

Fishing in the Sky – Travis Smith
Released in 2017 on the album Fishing in the Sky

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Shade trees will grow so high
There’ll be crickets and birds to sing
When I’m fishing, fishing in the sky

Big Fish – Vince Staples
Released in 2017 on the album Big Fish Theory

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I was up late night ballin’
Countin’ up hundreds by the thousand


Shut Up And Fish – Maddie & Tae
Released in 2015 on the album Start Here

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I say yeah it could
Boy if you would
Shut up and fish

Too Many Fish in the Sea – Pattie Brooks
Released in 2014 on the album In My World

Fishin’ for Something – Rachele Lynae
Released in 2014 on the album Rachele Lynae

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you think this’ll get any hotter
You’re fishin’ for something that ain’t in the water
Fishin’ for something that ain’t in the water

Fish Grease – Danny Boone
Released in 2014 on the album Fish Grease

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Gotta keep it knockin like a workboot in a dryer
Fish grease
That’s just how hot we are, hot we are

Otha Fish – The Pharcyde
Released in 2014 on the album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Never simp, pimp, and leave your love life limp
There’ll be no suicide attempts for this slim-trim kid
‘Cause you know there’s other fish, in the sea, that is


Friday Fish Fry – Kelis
Released in 2014 on the album Food
Genre: Dance

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Give me what I want
Give me what I need
I said, I’m begging you, please
I’m down on my knees

I’ll Probably Be Out Fishin’ – Toby Keith
Released in 2013 on the album Drinks After Work
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Good luck is bound to find me
If it comes around again
But I’ll probably be out fishing
When my ship comes in

Just Fishin’ – Trace Adkins
Released in 2011 on the album Proud to Be Here
Genre: Country
The song is a story of a father who is fishing with his daughter. It is a common song at weddings the father-daughter dance song.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’

Fish – Craig Campbell
Released in 2011 on the album Craig Campbell
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Fish, she wants to do it all the time
Early in the morning, in the middle of the night
She’s hooked and now she can’t get enough

Sittin’ Here Wishin’ That I Could Go Fishin’ – Alton Jones
Released in 2011 on the album Sittin’ Here Wishin’ That I Could Go Fishin’

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

yeah im sittin’ here wishin’ that I could go fishin’
but I got to go to work today


Bad Day Of Fishin’ – Billy Currington
Released in 2010 on the album Enjoy Yourself
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tonight’s fish fry is gonna taste like chicken
But we did just fine if I do say so myself
A bad day of fishin’ beats a good day of anything else

Take Me Fishin’ – Tracy Byrd
Released in 2009 on the album Noble Things ST

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi – Radiohead
Released in 2007 on the album In Rainbows
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I get eaten by the worms
And weird fishes
Picked over by the worms
And weird fishes

Fish in the Sea – Madeline
Released in 2007 on the album The Slow Bang

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ve been swimmin’
There’s as many fine women as there are fish in the sea
As there are fish in the sea

Friday Night Fish Fry – Mel Waiters
Released in 2006 on the album Throw Back Days
Genre: Blues

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If you’re a cook, waiter or a good musician
So if you happen to be just passin’ by
Stop in at the Saturday night fish fry


Night Fishin – Bobby Rush
Released in 2005 on the album Night Fishin

Fishin’ Blues – Taj Mahal
Released in 2004 on the album Live Catch

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Many fish bites if you got good bait
I’m a goin’ fishin’, yes I’m goin’ fishin’
And my baby goin’ fishin’ too

Keep Fishin’ – Weezer
Released in 2002 on the album Maladroit
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh girl, when I’m in love with you
Keep fishin’ if you feel it’s true
There’s nothin’ much that we can do

Fishin’ In the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Released in 1987 on the album Hold On
Genre: Country
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country 100 song chart.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You and me go fishin’ in the dark
Lyin’ on our backs and countin’ the stars
Where the cool grass grows

Fish and Whistle – John Prine
Released in 1978 on the album Bruised Orange

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Fish and whistle
Whistle and fish
Eat everything
That they put on your dish


Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
Released in 1978 on the album Voobaha

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

I’m Gonna Go Fishin’ – Mel Torme
Released in 1962 on the album I Dig the Duke! I Dig the Count!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tell me a story
Big as a barn
Don’t stop listening I won’t hear you out
I’m gonna go fishing and catch me a trout

The Fishin’ Hole – Andy Griffith
Released in 1960
The song is the opening theme song for the Andy Griffith Show. The original was composed by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m gonna take down my fishing pole
And meet you at the fishing hole
I can’t think of a better way
To pass the time of day


Do you have a favorite song that has fish or fishing in the title, not on our list?  Please share your song below so we can add it!

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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