noun (plural same or fishes)
- see bait.
Old English fisc (as a noun denoting any animal living exclusively in water), fiscian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vis, vissen and German Fisch, fischen
The normal plural of fish is fish (a shoal of fish; he caught two huge fish). The older form fishes is still used, but almost exclusively when referring to different kinds of fish (freshwater fishes of the Great Lakes).