To dream of fishing represents a wish to find new ideas or gain insights into problems. It may also reflect your search for a solution to an uncertain situation. Feeling that something is wrong in your life. An open-mind about solving a problem.
Negatively, dreaming about fishing may reflect a wish to discover ideas or insights to help you be dishonest. Awareness of yourself choosing to not offer help to others while they look for answers to their problems. Desperately hoping that someone you are jealous of will not find a much needed insight or idea that helps them. Being too serious about finding alternative solutions. Wasting an excessive amount of time hoping for a new idea. Pretending to faking solving problems. Looking for alternative answers to problems that have no solutions instead of asking for help.
To dream of ice fishing symbolizes a search for insight into hardened problems, or “frozen” situations. Things from your past that are difficult to understand, or that the ego prevents you from seeing. It may also reflect an attempt to find solutions during uncertain situations that are on hold.
To catch a fish symbolizes gaining insight as you pull it from the unconscious into your conscious mind. Discovering ideas.
To dream of fishing with objects that are not fishing rods may reflect unusual methods you are using to discover a solution to a problem. Consider the non-fishing rod object for additional meanings.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing his son fishing. In waking life he was intentionally faking helping his son move to another country while experiencing his son trying to find any alternative options available to help make his aspiration to move possible. He was aware of his son’s desperation to move and intentionally ignoring offering real help that was easy for him to do.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of seeing people fishing for mermaids and noticing that the mermaids were afraid of being caught. In waking life she was suspicious that her boyfriend was deceiving her and trying to prove it by tricking him. She was terrified of the possibility of losing the relationship if she discovered that her suspicions were true.
Example 3: A man dreamed of fishing, catching something, and then letting it go. In waking life he was brainstorming about an idea he had, but then gave up on it.