Why were there 153 fish? Why not 152 or 154?
Why is the number recorded by John?
Only gematria seems to have an answer here.
It turns out that the Hebrew expression enie Elohim is 153 in value. Enie Elohim means “I am God.”
This miracle turns out to be a very powerful exhortation to the disciples who are about to go “fishing for the sons of the Living God” in fulfillment of the Great Commission.
source: Monte Judah, http://lionlamb.net/v3/YAVOHHeiscoming/2010/12