Fishing Quotes

Some quotes about fishing

There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Steven Wright
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
A.K. Best
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
John Buchan
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
Unknown Author
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.
Unknown Author
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
Dave Barry
Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called.
Jarod Kintz
The fun of fishing is catching ’em, not killing ’em.
Norman Schwarzkopf
I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent.
Nick Lyons
It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can’t fish.
Stephen Leacock
He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation.
Leo Tolstoy
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Don Marquis
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
There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.
Jack Nicklaus
Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.
Unknown Author
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
Herbert Hoover
Anyone can be a fisherman in May.
Ernest Hemingway
I don’t eat fish because there is no such thing as sustainable fishing in the world right now.
Paul Watson
All fishermen are liars; it’s an occupational disease with them like housemaid’s knee or editor’s ulcers.
Beatrice Cook
When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.
Norman MacCaig
Even if you’ve been fishing for three hours and haven’t gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you’re still better off than the worm.
Unknown Author
I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.
Norman Schwarzkopf
What I miss most about living in Alaska is the fishing.
Darby Stanchfield
I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout…
Paul O’Neil
I only make movies to finance my fishing.
Lee Marvin
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
E. W. Howe
I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.
Rafael Nadal
You cannot catch trout with dry breeches.
Spanish Proverb
People still do not understand that a live fish is more valuable than a dead one, and that destructive fishing techniques are taking a wrecking ball to biodiversity.
Sylvia Earle
Good things come to those who bait.
Unknown Author
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Herbert Hoover
Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.
Unknown Author

2 thoughts on “Fishing Quotes”

  1. Very nice collection of quotes about fishing… Really worth quoting, especially to the fishermen…
    Quote listed on the top is he best though!

  2. As they say… aim for the stars, even if you miss, you will land on the moon.

    So while fishing, you aim for the whale and end up catching a tuna…?

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