Fisherman Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Fisherman Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a fisherman is a sign you need a time out for rest and relaxation. Catching a fish can mean you have new ideas or projects you want to achieve. You may have thought for a while and have now decided to pursue a new dream. These may even give you the financial independence you long for.

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You may finally attain personal success. But, it can also mean you need to have patience. The bigger the fish, the more successful you will be. You will feel a sense of triumph in your reality over something you have tried to achieve.

Catching a fish with a line is a sign your thoughts and words are confused. You may need to put more thought into what you say and do. Losing a fish from your grasp as you catch it can mean someone you care about is avoiding you. Or, you are in a relationship that is less than satisfying. It may be time to move on.

Catching fish using your hands is a sign you may be delusional about something. Seeing yourself caught by a fisherman can mean you are caught up in dramas. This may be a complicated situation you need to make life changing decisions about.

A fisherman is a symbol of patience and some mystery. He represents the balance between working hard for a livelihood and depending on the vagaries of fate and nature. If you dream that you are a fisherman, this dream is an indication of what luck has in store for you. For instance, if you dream that you make a large catch of fish, then a great opportunity is coming your way, and you will have good fortune if you are alert and ready to take advantage of it.

On the other hand, if you dream that you spend all day working as a fisherman and do not catch any fish, this indicates that your current endeavors are doomed to futility.

Additional Fisherman Interpretations

When you dream of a fisherman it can symbolize trying to catch something in your waking life. Maybe there is someone you would love to catch as a new love interest. Or, you may be looking for that new dream job, new home, or something else that is your heart’s desire. This can also mean you are trying to understand the meaning of someone or something more deeply. Are you feeling confused?

Dreaming of being a fisherman and catching fish using bait on a line, symbolizes you will soon receive praise for something positive you have done. A fisherman using a rod is a sign there will soon be abundance coming into your life. Using a net to catch fish can mean you will soon get lucky. Using a bucket to store caught fish can mean you will soon come into an inheritance. This will bring major changes to your life.

Seeing a lot of fishermen is a sign your business affairs are in disarray. While catching a dead fish is a sign you may find yourself in involved in an accident or unwittingly in a conspiracy. A fisherman putting a fish he has caught back into the water is a sign that all your problems will soon resolve. Putting a caught fish into an aquarium brings news there will soon be a joyful surprise or gift arrive. If you were fishing in the sea in this dream it can mean you will soon get that promotion.

Fish Miscellaneous

To accurately interpret a dream, you need to look at all aspects to get a deeper insight into its meaning.


Dreaming of bait brings messages of good things coming into your future. These may occur when you least expect them. You need to be patient to reap the rewards. Keep doing what you need to do to move forward.


Dreaming of fish fins symbolizes following the natural cycles of life. Going with the flow as your intuition guides you. Be in turn with your gut instincts. Even if it means investigating new directions.


Dreaming of fish gills means you will need to deal with a difficult person. This could be in relation to your job. A work colleague or your boss. You feel they are using you solely for their own gain. They will stop at nothing until they suck you dry. If you are in a business partnership with this person, then this does not bode well. You will suffer great losses. Both financial and emotional while you watch this person get rich at your expense. Do you have the courage to stand up for yourself? If you do not, then nobody else will. It is your responsibility to speak out.

Removing fish gills can mean that your road through life is littered with many tough times. The memories of these often haunt you for many years to come. With persistence and integrity, you learn to overcome your difficulties. You can finally learn the lessons from the past.

Fish gills can also indicate health problems. This can be the health of friends and family, as well as your health. This may be a warning to pay closer attention to what you eat and your lifestyle. It may be time to head to the doctor for a general checkup.

Being served fish with the gills still on warns there is trouble coming very soon that will end your current happiness. Do not get too comfortable with peace and contentment. Something nasty will always come along to disrupt it. Be ready to deal with it.


Dreaming of a fish hook can mean you are hooked on something. A bad habit, a hobby, even a person. It can also mean someone tries to trick you into something. They try to manipulate you into believing their untruths. Beware. Who can this be?

Baiting a hook brings messages of a new love entering your life. Of passionate sexual encounters. But if the hook gets caught on you, this symbolizes there are deceitful people in your circle of friends. You may need to weed them out.


Dreaming of nets reflects the anxiety you feel about the state of your life. They can signify sexual and emotional needs. Or, nets can bring prosperity. Seeing a net indicates catching the person of your dreams. It is likely your soul mate is already a part of your circle of friends. This could be someone you know socially or in your career. Dreaming of catching fish with the net can mean you want to be caught by someone you love. You are ready for love if single. Or, if not single, you are unhappy in your relationship. It may need spicing up.

Nets can represent how you behave. Open nets signify dealing with people in an open, honest way. Closed nets can mean you are dishonest in your dealings with others. When you see a net, it is time you need to take a close look at how you treat other people. How would you like to be treated this dishonestly?

Dreaming of an old, torn net can mean you are questioning your relationship. You may not be satisfying each other sexually or emotionally. You feel caught in a net. Consider what makes you feel this way in real life.


Dreaming of a fishing rod is a reminder you have the ability to unlock your subconscious truths. Delve deep to confront the hidden negatives that hold you back from moving forward. It is time to stand up to the hard truths of the past. Fishing rods symbolize you are spending time understanding yourself and what you want out of your life. You may even have plans to achieve this.


Dreaming of weighing fish indicates you have put up defensive barriers. This may not be for your greatest good. While barriers keep out the hurt, they also keep opportunities from crossing your path. It may be time to be more open to the rest of the world. Be prepared to take cautious action.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.

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