Fishing Sayings And Quotes


Fishing Sayings And Quotes

Here is a collection of fishing sayings and quotes from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.”
– A.K. Best

“If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.”
– Alfred W. Miller

Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.”
– Ann Landers

“Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.”
– Arnold Gingrich

“A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.”
– Arnold Gingrich

“The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.”
– Babylonian Proverb

“…trout that doesn’t think two jumps and several runs ahead of the average fisherman is mighty apt to get fried.”
– Beatrice Cook

“All fishermen are liars; it’s an occupational disease with them like housemaid’s knee or editor’s ulcers.”
– Beatrice Cook

“I am firmly convinced that the ideal combination leading to a happy life is to have the time to both fish and read.”
– Brian Murphy

“A dream of life comes to me, like a catfish dancin’ on the end of the line.”
– Bruce Springsteen

“More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done.”
– Charles F. Orvis

“The angler forgets most of the fish he catches, but he does not forget the streams and lakes in which they are caught.”
– Charles K. Fox

“Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been less than in a place that was less than beautiful.”
– Charles Kuralt

“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.”
– Charles Waterman

“Three-fourths of the Earth‘s surface is water, and one-fourth is land.  It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.”
– Chuck Clark

“Hell, if I’d jumped on all the dames I’m supposed to have jumped on, I’d have had no time to go fishing.”
– Clark Gable

“Whether I caught fish or not, just the thrill of rolling out that line and watching my fly turn over has been good enough for me. That and the hundreds of treasured memories I have of this wonderful sport.”
– Curt Gowdy

“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.”
– Dave Barry

“Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder:  Don’t any of these guys ever go fishing?”
– Dave Shiflett

“Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.”
– Don Marquis

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
– Doug Larson

“When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after.  It is a philosophic meditation.”
– E.T. Brown

“People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen.  The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen.  All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen.  This is confusing.”
– Ed Zern

“Beginners may ask why one fishes if he is to release his catch. They fail to see that the live trout, sucking in the fly and fighting the rod is the entire point to our sport. Dead trout are just so much lifeless meat.”
– Ernest G. Schwiebert, Jr

“Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“You must lose a fly to catch a trout.”
– George Herbert

“In these sad and ominous days of mad fortune chasing, every patriotic, thoughtful citizen, whether he fishes or not, should lament that we have not among our countrymen more fishermen.”
– Grover Cleveland

“All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish.”
– Harold F. Blaisdell

“Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it…”
– Harry Middleton

“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
– Heraclitus

“Fishing is a… discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.”
– Herbert Hoover

“Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”
– Herbert Hoover

“There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.”
– Herbert Hoover

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