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16 Meanings When You Dream Of Catching Fish

Did you recently dream of catching a fish and are wondering what message the dream is trying to convey to you? Well, if yes, you’re at the right place.

There is no single interpretation to dreams where one catches a fish as the meanings vary with the dream plots. In this post, let’s dive deep and learn 16 meanings when you dream of catching fish.

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1.  Dreaming about fishing:

If you recurrently dream about fishing, it means that you’re a diligent person whose mind is focused on achieving goals.

Fishing dreams are also associated with spiritual and creative advancements. Such dreams are telling you to explore your creative pursuits and play with hobbies. Introspect and find out what your true passion is, and become more invested.

2.  Dreaming about catching a fish with a hook:

Good things are on your way if you catch the fish in your dream using a hook. But these fortunes are not something handed to you by the divine. In fact, you’ll work hard to make things happen.

This dream conveys the message that you’re not just a dreamer but also an achiever. You have positive energy, a can-do attitude, and you’re a brilliant communicator. These traits attract a lot of like-minded people. You’re also likely to make a great instructor, as you make people feel comfortable and understood.

3.  Dreaming about catching a fish with a fishing net:

Dreaming about catching a fish with a fishing net

Dreams about catching a fish with a fishing net represent plenty of opportunities available for your growth and success in your waking life.

However, on the downside, you might feel overwhelmed with the choices or driven by ego, leading you to make bad decisions that will only provide you with superficial happiness and joy.

This dream is telling you to be more grounded. Your business ideas might not be as pragmatic as you thought. Instead of eyeing on many pleasures at once, this dream is signaling you to focus, be thoughtful, and take action.

4.  Dreaming about catching a small fish:

Dreams about catching small fishes aren’t worth much interpretation. These dreams simply indicate trivial obstacles in your professional life. But the good news is that you’ll be able to overcome these hurdles on your own.

5.  Dreaming about catching a large fish:

If you dreamt of catching a large fish, somebody influential or somebody close to you will offer you a great opportunity. You need to be ready for the moment and grasp the opportunity as quickly as possible.

It will be a great chance for you to learn, grow, and succeed. Instead of struggling on your own, this cooperation will be significantly more successful and productive. But you must make sure to invest enough time and effort in the project and do everything with passion.

6.  Dreaming about catching a fish in a lake:

Dreaming about catching a fish in a lake

This dream implies that you’re likely to encounter obstacles in your professional life. Your creativity and problem-solving ability might be tested, and you have to give your all to prove yourself.

On the other hand, this dream also signals your wedding with someone whom you don’t know deeply. They might possess annoying habits that you’re not aware of yet, or they’re probably not a good person overall.

And, in the case you’re already married, this dream portends difficulties in your marriage. If you don’t solve the problems and misunderstandings soon, your marriage might be in real trouble.

7.  Dreaming about catching a fish with bare hands:

Catching a fish with bare hands in the dream signals that you’re a deeply sympathetic and compassionate person. Many adore you, and it is time to open up your heart to their love and good wishes. You’re a confident person, and you know your purpose in life.

You’re ready to embrace new feelings and opportunities. This dream indicates that you’ll soon give love a chance. You’ll share great respect, harmony, and understanding with the people in your life.

You’re also lately high on energy in your waking life. You feel passionate and ready to take on new challenges. It is a good time to start a new venture or put your long-incubated business idea in your mind into action.

8.  Dreaming about eating the fish you caught:

While eating fish in dreams, in general, is a good omen, eating the fish you caught isn’t a good sign. This dream suggests problems in your or your family member’s health.

Or, somebody close to you might be a victim of an accident. Seeing such a dream tells you and your family to be more cautious about their health. If somebody isn’t filling well around you, take extra care of them and make sure they get the medical attention they require.

9.  Dreaming about failing to catch a fish:

Dreaming about failing to catch a fish

Unfortunately, a dream about failing to catch a fish is not a good one. This dream means that you’re likely to run out of luck soon in your waking life. You’ll put undivided dedication and time into achieving your goals, but success is still quite afar.

You also try your best to earn money, but nothing will seem to work out as you expected. However, you shouldn’t let a dream demotivate you. Remember that whatever happens in your life is the outcome of your choices and decisions. So, take charge of your life and work hard and smart to prove the dream wrong.

10. Dreaming about someone else catching a fish:

Seeing other fishermen catch fish in the dream means that someone influential and with a lot of positive energy is about to enter your life.

Be open and warmly welcome them since they’re certain to help you achieve your aspirations. Seeing them catch plenty of fish in the dream is an indication that they will aid your success and prosperity.

11. Dreaming about catching fish using worms a bait:

Are you tired of your 9 to 5 job? Or, you are simply tired of repeating the same thing every other day. You don’t see any positive growth in your personality and creativity. You’re stuck with a routine, and you’re desperate to get out of it.

Dreaming about catching fish using worms is your subconscious trying to tell you to be more active and take unexpected roles in life.

Do things that aid your personal and professional growth. Taking a short break from the hustle and bustle to figure out your passion and motives is a good way to move forward.

12. Dreaming about bringing home the fish you caught:

This dream, while not being detrimental, isn’t necessarily a positive one. Dreaming about bringing home the caught fish means that you’re likely to be swarmed with duties and responsibilities in the near future.

So, if you see such a dream, prepare yourself to give plenty of attention and time to your friends and family members.

13. Dreaming about catching a flying fish:

Dreaming about catching a flying fish

Catching a flying fish in the dream is a good omen. This dream tells you that you’re someone who takes charge of their life, dreams for big goals, and actually puts effort into achieving them. You seek new opportunities and are eager to learn new skills.

You’re aware of your responsibilities in life. When you achieve the success you wished for in your life, full credit goes to you for persisting, putting in hard work, and believing in yourself.

14. Dreaming about dropping a fish you caught on the ground:

If you dropped the fish you had caught in the dream, it means that you’re feeling mentally and emotionally overwhelmed in your waking life. There are a lot of stressful situations around you, and you’re finding it difficult to navigate through them.

You’re probably feeling anxious and worried 24/7. Through this dream, your subconscious is trying to convey the message to take a break and have some time yourself. Go on a vacation with your loved ones, or probably by yourself, and sort your emotions out.

15. Dreaming about fishing gears:

Dreaming of fishnets can be interpreted in a positive as well as negative way. On the positive side, this dream indicates good things and positive energy coming your way. Nevertheless, you might encounter anxiousness and stressful situations along the way.

Likewise, dreams about fish hooks signal that you’ve been tricked lately. You might have been tricked into buying something or doing something that does not benefit you.

Dreams, where you see fishing rods, are believed to surprise you with good fortune and prosperity. On the other hand, this dream is also a sign that not all your friends whom you entrust are sincere towards you. So, in order to save yourself from scams, you might need to be extra cautious.


By now, we know that dreams of catching a fish are in general positive. They signal towards fortune, wealth, and success.

But in some instances, they can be a warning for you to be more cautious of who you mingle with within your waking life. It can also be a sign that you need to pay more attention to your self-care, mental and emotional health. So, what was the plot in your fishing dream? We’d love to know!

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24 thoughts on “16 Meanings When You Dream Of Catching Fish”

  1. My dream was about ,catching small fishes in a dry (with bottom water only)small water path .the water was all dried up n the fishes were visible,n then i saw a snake too ,it was fast

  2. In my dream to catch a big fish with a hook, so been excited I looked for a worm and inside it on the hook and catch another fish out but it now happened to be a human being ( a man) but this didn’t happen to be a shoot to us.cos were two, so he removed the hook from his mouth and gave me back, so I started lamenting how we will get another worm again to inside in the hook to continue catching.

  3. I dream of catching fish, actually I’m not catching fish my mother gave me a fish, she is holding a fish from the water and she passed it to me using my both hands

  4. I catch a small fish where there were lots of dry leave in water ,I have tried to catch a big fish but only small one came .it was like lake flowing and making small stream at the end the river goes towards the hole.and I was catching from there.

  5. Was using a hook to catch fish in a big water . Whenever I throw the hook I get fish. Some were big and others were medium

  6. I saw myself that I had a stick, tied a line with a hook. I was catching fish. I did cought a lot of fish, of quite big in size. I put it in a bucket, ready to leave from the river I was catching them.

  7. My dream eas im tryng to catch a fish in the swiming pool the pool has too much big fish and i bit deep i put small fish in a hock to catch big fishes but i fail to get even one they just eat the small fish in the hock

    The last 2 weeks 3days i keep dreaming og catching fish by my hand but now im curious about what is the meaning of it

    Coz this time am facing big problem in the company coz im the incharge of this department. So i just wanna know what it means

  8. I dreamt of catching fishes in a lake with my bare hands fortunately I saw big once trapeth in a nylon inside the lake and I was very happy catching them

  9. I dreamt of catching big fishes from the bank of a lake with my bare hands and dropping them on the ground because they were much, I left happily to get a bucket to pick them up, I had a little delay where I went to get the bucket, but when I got to the lake has overflow and all the fishes I kept on the ground went back on the water including my trouser and school bag I left on the ground. I quickly ran to get a long pole and took my trouser from the lake but couldn’t take the bag. While I was worried about my wallet and other personal belongings that were inside the bag, I noticed that someone has already kept those things in a secure corner for me, when I saw my things I was happy and started praying for the person who kept it there for me. So I only lost an empty bag on the lake.

  10. I was in a stream some people about three of them and one of the person happen to my sister, I was putting hook and in the first attempt eat off my feed which was worm, so I tried again and immediately I drop the hoo k a very big fish took the hook and before I knew it climb a tree with my hook and when someone that was close to it tried to bring it down the fish failed into the water but I was making attempt on putting another hook back before I woke up from the dream.

  11. I am not sure where I was was a leg somehow I have a plastic bag like a net inside and I cut three medium-size fish in all the same size and I put it on one side to save for later

  12. My dream was about catching big fishes in different places. Tho,we were two, and we both were pursued but we escaped,and I woke up.

  13. I was dreaming being in the village at my parents house. It was heavily raining and the street was immediately filled with water. I then took a spade to try and make a furrow for water not to come into our yard but elsewhere. While I was busy I then saw a lot o medium size fish busy swimming. Then decided to catch them by pinching them one by one in the mud with a small garden fork. I managed to catch quite a number of them alive and I was so happy .My mother and my brother were in the house not knowing what’s happening outside.

  14. I dreamt that I hold a line with my bare hand and it’s not tied to a rod and I used it to catch big fishes and then I used it to catch a toad as well so that I can use it as a bait to catch bigger fishes but in my dream I saw that I took all the fishes home they were all cat fish and they are big. I still have the toad with the home of going back to the river for fishing again then I woke up.

  15. I had a dream this morning, I was with my friend at a river and we were fishing 🎣 now it so happened that my friends managed to catch fish but they were in small and medium sizes. At that time I could not catch even one. Thereafter, they started cooking some of the fish right at the river and they were roughing at me for having no fish with me. So I got a hook and I asked for small fish to use in catching fish then I went to the shore of the river and I started fishing. At first a got a small fish and I wanted to give up but l gathered more hope and fortunately I started hooking big fish and finally I started fishing huge fish to the extent that i strangled to pull the fish out of the river. The next thing I saw was my friends who came to see and admired the type of fish I had managed to catch. What made me happy in my dream is that each time I through the hook in the water 💦 I would catch I big fish 🐠 than before. Please help me interpreted the meaning of my dream. Thank you.

  16. I Dream Catching fish in the river with a Net and I noticed that when I was removing the fish’s from the net I discovered that there was more bigger fish in the net and I was so happy about it, further more I saw my mother working in our farm closer to the river that I was catching the fish’s.

  17. I was fishing by a lake and hooked up to two big fish then I realized I didn’t have a fishing rod it was a hand line I was pulling really hard and my arms were getting sore I managed to get the fish to out and was very happy they were beautiful fish

  18. My dream is catching a small size (more likely a guppy fish) and a medium size (weird fish) in an irrigation canal with clear water beside fish pond (also in a clear water) using a water cellophane using my bare hands.


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