What does it mean when you dream about fish – Fishing dreams

Dreaming of fish is a common experience. Dreams related to fishes may have myriads of connotations and interpretations.

Legend and history have it that dreams on fish bring positive results and they symbolize good energy, freedom and success. Fishes are an example of adaptation, constant movement and natural resources, coming from life.

However, there are some dreams of fish that have been associated with negative occurrences. To rightly decipher your fish dreams, it is necessary to look carefully into all the details of the events that surrounded the dream.

If you see yourself harvesting fishes, swimming, feasting on, preparing a meal, or fighting with the fishes, you need to watch it. All of these dreams have different meanings.


What does it mean when you dream about fish

Fishes have been associated with fertility and individual progress. If you often dream of swimming fish, it may imply conception.

Most people usually correlate the sight of a sperm cell with a fish in the water. The following are other symbols associated with fishes:


Fish Swimming

Perhaps you often see fishes swimming in dreams. It might imply that your subconscious self relates to the ocean. If you dream that it is swimming at the bedrock,  you may be in a precarious condition in a short while.

Should it be that it is floating on the surface, it depicts riches and opulence.


Swimming with a fish

If you like nature and animals, it might just mean that you really like fish and want to explore the underwater world. Maybe you feel like you are turning into a new, better version of yourself.

Some people think that it can represent spirituality, or feeling connected to a higher power. So you could be exploring your beliefs and spirituality.

Another option is you are trying to connect with someone or something in your life, and that is what it represents.


Fish Eggs

Eggs are mostly related to latent abilities and fresh starts. If you do come across fish eggs in your sleep, it may symbolize a novel idea or fresh inspiration spurting from your subconscious mind.


Fish out of the water

The common meaning here is freedom. You are free for move and you are released. Another interpretation is you are different and you think you don’t belong to a group.


Cooking Fish

If you dream about eating fish often, it might be indicative of your faith, ideology or religious bias. It implies you are co-opting your novel ideas into your person.

Cooking it means you are getting ready to infuse your new ideas and revelations into your person.


Fish pregnancy

A fish pregnant may have some possible interpretations:

  • A new beginning: It can be for example a new job or project.
  • Fertility: A new life, a son, a daughter or similar.
  • Caring: It is a possible signal to take care of yourself, your family and friends
  • Spirituality and faith for Christians.


Dead Fish

A dead fish in your dream depicts dismay and failure. This disappointment might be linked to financing, concept, faith or fertility.

Dead fishes in a dream might also imply that a new prospect is coming from an age-long idea.


Another Person Fishing

Should it be that you often see someone fishing in your dream, it hints that you are aiming a goal in real life.

It might as well mean trying to challenge and bring your subdued emotions to the fore. Alternatively, fishing in dreams might merely suggest pure fun and leisure.


Fishing with someone

If you were fishing with a friend or family member, it could mean that you really enjoy spending time with that person and want to do more things together. It could also mean that you are trying to learn something new. And the person you were with could be someone who is helping you with that.

Another possibility is that you and the person you were fishing with are working together towards a common goal. Maybe you are both trying to accomplish something.

Finally, it is possible that the dream is just showing you are having a good time and enjoying life. Fishing is a fun and relaxing activity, so maybe the dream is just reminding you to take some time to have fun and enjoy yourself.



Coming across fishhooks in your dream might indicate that you are supposed to “catch” a particular thing. It can as well mean to be stuck on an idea or that someone is deceiving you or talking you into subscribing to a wrong notion.


A big fish

Big fishes in some traditions are associated with abundance and success. Another possible meaning is power and strength. A big size can also be a signal of winning and perseverance.


Small fishes

If you dream about small fish, it could mean that you are going to have some special moments soon. But these moments might not last very long.  If in your dream you catch it, it could mean that you are good at solving problems. But if you can’t catch it, perhaps you are not taking enough time to rest and take care of yourself.


Frying fish

Cooking fish can represent change. Dreaming about frying fish could mean you’re going through a change in your life, or you might need to make some changes. Also, Cooking is a creative process and it could mean to trust your creativity and follow your instincts.

Fishes can also symbolize success in your personal or financial life.

If you recently changed your lifestyle, for example you just become a vegetarian,  it could mean that you feel guilty for not sticking to your new lifestyle.


Eating fish

Dreaming of eating fish means that we are on the right track. Good luck may be on our side. So we have to do what we can to ensure that this situation does not change.

This dream means that we are on the right path to succeed and achieve success. But it will only happen if we stay true to our principles. It symbolizes harmony: The tranquility of knowing that everything is continuing its usual course.

It means that we must know who to trust: If we have had a dream in which we ate raw fish, it can be interpreted as a warning signal to know who to trust, especially your friends and those closest to you.


Colorful fish

If you dream about brightly colored fish, it could mean that you’re going to have happy times ahead. It might help you see things in a new and positive way. If they are in the ocean and not in a tank, it could mean that you will feel very happy and free in your life.


Catching fish

Dreaming that you are grasping or picking up or holding something, means trying to control or manipulate something.

It is important to analyze the object you are holding or holding. Dreaming about holding something or picking up or holding something also means possession, responsibility and protection.


Swimming in Dirty Water

If they are swimming in dirty water, this type of dream is related to feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness and uncertainty in your current life. You should review which are they and try to solve it.


In Summary

Dreaming of fish can be a symbol of destiny. A prediction of upcoming events in one’s life. Also acquisitions, or trouble, depending on where you see the fish in your dream.

Dreams on fishes are quite common. And it is, therefore, pertinent that we get some meanings on fish dreams. So we can self-interpret these dreams whenever they come.

You can read about what freud thought about fish dreams.