To see fish swimming freely in clear water is an omen of wealth and personal power. If you were fishing in clear water and could see the fish bite, it indicates that you will discover or acquire some knowledge that can be used very advantageously. Dead fish either in their natural habitat or in a market are an omen of disappointment or discouragement. To dream of catching a fish is an augury of success, and the bigger the fish, the bigger the success. If you saw a fish moving its fins, you can expect to be freed of any worrying responsibilities. If your dream featured carp, it is a warning against subjecting yourself to criticism through ill-considered actions. Eating or cooking fish (except carp) is considered a general good omen for your current undertakings. If your dream involved a fishnet, it means reverses if the net was empty, success if it was full and disappointment if it was torn. But if the net was torn but still had fish in it, it signifies success of a limited nature. Tropical or goldfish in tanks, bowls or pools indicate ephemeral pleasures. Baiting a fishhook in a dream is a prediction of a passionate new love affair--and if you're not eligible, it will be someone close enough to share the excitement with you. To get a fishhook stuck in any part of the body is a warning against deceitful acquaintances. To dream of seeing a variety of live, edible fish of rather uncommon species, such as salmon, trout, etc., indicates an increase in social activity and prestige. A dream of trying to hold a fish that wriggles out of your grasp has an obvious meaning; you must be prepared to lower your sights or find a new liaison. Oddly enough, really rotten fish are an exception to the dead-fish rule and are a sign of a sudden, large increase in income.