Because of its Christian connection a fisherman can symbolize a priest or holy man in dreams. Equally, he is one who has the patience to sit out a situation without anticipating any particular outcome. We may be trying to 'catch' something, such as a job or a partner. Whenever one of our dream figures is carrying out a specific action we need to look at what is represented by that action. Often a fisherman will represent a provider, or perhaps bravery, as with a deep-sea fisherman, whilst a fresh water fisherman may indicate the need for rest and recuperation. You might like to consult the entry for Occupation.