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700 Best Fly Fishing Quotes To Inspire You (2023)

1. “I have many loves and Fly-Fishing is one of them; it brings peace and harmony to my being, which I can then pass on to others.” – Sue Kreutzer


2. “If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.” Tom Brokaw


3. “If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.“


4. “The two biggest things that translate from a pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you’re on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I’m in the woods or out on the water as well.“


5. “If it’s important enough to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”


6. “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover


7. “Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy. ” - Jimmy Carter


8. “In every species of fish I’ve angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory. So, I say it is good to lose fish. If we didn’t, much of the thrill of angling would be gone. ” - Ray Bergman


9. Sometimes, when the water is quiet, you can almost hear the fish laughing at you


10. “I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.” – Paul O’Neil


11. “Give a man a fish, and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish, and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ” – Zenna Schaffer


12. “Fishing enables us to get closer to nature.”


13. If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks. - George Allen


14. “I like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing.” – Tom FeltonI like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing.- Tom Felton - Best Fishing Quotes


15. “Fishing unlocks the primeval hunting gene.”


16. “Catching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river.“


17. “I only make movies to finance my fishing.“


18. “As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.“


19. “The best time to go fishing is when you can get away.” Robert Traver


20. It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can’t fish.” - Stephen Leacock


21. “Never leave fish to find fish"


22. “The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly.” – UnknownThe best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


23. 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


24. “Could an angler go fishing without a fishing rod, line and hook? It depends what they’re fishing for.“


25. “In this ever-changing world, there are few things that have remained constant for me. The chance of hooking a nice trout still excites and thrills me to this day… just as it did when I was a kid. I like that!“


26. “What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.” – Patrick F. McManus


27. “The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.” – Theodore GordonThe great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.- Theodore Gordon - Best Fishing Quotes


28. “Having a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams. “ – Fennel Hudson


29. “The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line. ” – William Humphrey


30. “Fish are, of course, indispensable to the angler. They give him an excuse for fishing and justify the fly rod without which he would be a mere vagrant."


31. I had to call in sick, my arm is in a cast


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


33. “Good things come to those who bait” – UnknownGood things come to those who bait- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


34. “My biggest worry is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. “ – Koos Brandt


35. “I love fishing and surfing, and I work out every day. ” – Karl Urban


36. “Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.“


37. “And after all, what is a hoot but a minute in the sunshine?” ― John Burroughs


38. “Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overo it.” - Lao Tzu


39. Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pastime or a sport, it’s a way of life.” - Unknown


40. If our father had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him. - Norman Maclean


41. “I fish because I love to. Because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly. Because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape. Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion. Because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed, or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility, and endless patience. Because I suspect that men are going this way for the last time and I for one don't want to waste the trip. Because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters. Because in the woods I can find solitude without loneliness. ... And finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant and not nearly so much fun.” - Robert Traver


42. “Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.” - Unknown


43. “Fish sense, applied in the field, is what the old Zen masters would call enlightenment: simply the ability to see what’s right there in front of you without having to sift through a lot of thoughts and theories and, yes, expensive fishing tackle. ”


44. “Fish, like men, maybe shallow critics.”


45. “He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation. ” – Leo Tolstoy


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


47. “The Polynesians used to have a system where they proclaimed a fishing area as ‘taboo.’ If any fisherman was caught fishing in a taboo area, they would be killed. The Polynesians understood that the fish had to be given a chance to recover.” - Paul Watson


48. “I am not against golf, since I cannot suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.”


49. When in doubt, exaggerate


50. “My biggest worry is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.“


51. “Fly-fishing may well be considered the most beautiful of all rural sports.” – Frank Forester


52. “Catching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river. “ – Fennel Hudson


53. “The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free.” – Fennel HudsonThe act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free.- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


54. “Most fishermen swiftly learn that it’s a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn’t trust with your wife. ” - John Voelker


55. Of course, I talk to myself when I’m fishing. Sometimes I need expert advice


56. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business. ” – Sparse Grey Hackle


57. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – UnknownDo not fear failure but rather fear not trying.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


58. “Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.“


59. “I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.” William Tapply.


60. Grant me the Serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch, the Courage not to lie about it, and the Wisdom to know that none of my fishing buddies would believe me anyway. - Fisherman's Prayer


61. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!” - George Foreman


62. “Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it…” – Harry MiddletonFishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it...- Harry Middleton - Best Fishing Quotes


63. “Maybe your stature as a fly fisherman isn’t determined by how big a trout you can catch, but by how small a trout you can catch without being disappointed. ”


64. “I could tell you that the flies were Ecdyonurus dispar, or Soumatti meddup, but I’m hopeless at entomology. Conclusion? ‘Little brown things fluttering above the water’.”


65. “I still enjoy the company of most dogs more than that of most people, because dogs are capable of uncomplicated enthusiasm. ”


66. “Having a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams.” – Fennel HudsonHaving a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


67. “Somebody behind you, while you are fishing, is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.“


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


69. “There is no use in walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.” – Mark TwainThere is no use in walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.- Mark Twain - Best Fishing Quotes


70. “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.” – Tom BrokawIf fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.- Tom Brokaw - Best Fishing Quotes


71. “I am free, so I will go forth and fish – as a man alive.”


72. “It’s not how deep you fish, it’s how you wiggle your worm.” – Unkown


73. “Fishing in a place, is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, an arc of a year, and the seasons of life. ” – Carl Safina


74. “If you are trying to look clean, neat and avoid casting your nets in trouble waters, you will catch no fish. ” - Israelmore Ayivor


75. “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.”


76. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.” – Paul SchulleryCalling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.- Paul Schullery - Best Fishing Quotes


77. “It is not a fish until it is on the bank.” Old British saying


78. Good things come to those who bait. - Unknown


79. “There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.” – Paul O’Neil


80. “The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn’t someone else’s gift to you?” – Lee Wulff


81. “Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.” – UnknownNothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


82. “Accurately recalling an entire day of fishing is like trying to push smoke back down a chimney, so you settle on these specific moments. ”


83. “Fishing is like sex. When it is great it is great. When it is bad, it is still great!” – Unkown


84. “The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. ”


85. When you are on the river, ocean or in the woods, you are the closest to the truth you'll ever get.” - Jack Leonard


86. “Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.“


87. “I don’t really know how to tie a fly until I’ve tied a hundred dozen of them. ”


88. “Good friends are like fish. You need to have patience to catch a good one. ” – Achirman Roy


89. “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger. ” – Herbert Hoover


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


91. I spent most of my money on fishing. The rest I wasted.” - Unknown


92. Fishing is such great fun, I have often felt, that it really ought to be done in bed


93. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.” – Rich BarryThe fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.- Rich Barry - Best Fishing Quotes


94. You say I`m a compulsive fishing freak like it’s a bad thing.” - Unknown


95. “A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at the office!” - Unknown


96. “Just as in cooking there’s no such thing as a little garlic, in fishing there’s no such thing as a little drag. ” – H. G. Tapply


97. “The best time to go fishing is when you can get away.” – Robert TraverThe best time to go fishing is when you can get away.- Robert Traver - Best Fishing Quotes


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


99. There will be no end to angling controversies for there is no one best way for everyone to fish. - Lee Wulff


100. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.” -Zane Grey


101. “Fishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life.” – Carl SafinaFishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life.- Carl Safina - Best Fishing Quotes


102. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. ” - Ted Hughes


103. “Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up” – Arnold GingrichFly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up- Arnold Gingrich - Best Fishing Quotes


104. Life is like a game, but fishing is serious.” - Unknown


105. Fishing will do a lot for a man but it won’t make him truthful


106. “I should never make anything of a fisherman. I had not got sufficient imagination. ” - Jerome K Jerome


107. 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


108. I only make movies to finance my fishing.” - Lee Marvin


109. “I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there.“


110. A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life


111. “My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.” - Louis Bacon


112. Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” - Herbert Hoover


113. “One day, I shall go fishing where the wild trout are; until then, the domesticated rainbow trout in the local river will have to do.” -Author Unknown


114. “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.“


115. “As soon as you locate a fishing buddy, you’ve located a friend who can’t fish.”


116. There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish


117. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!“


118. “Somebody behind you, while you are fishing, is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.” – Ernest HemingwaySomebody behind you, while you are fishing, is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.- Ernest Hemingway - Best Fishing Quotes


119. Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pass time or a sport, it’s a way of life


120. “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.” - Jack Nicklaus


121. “Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown on stage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.” - Les Claypool


122. “The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.” -Author Unknown


123. “Trout aren’t naturally as selective as they’ve become in crowded tailwaters – they’ve been trained to be like that by too much fishing pressure. I’ve seen tailwater fish that are so hysterical they’ll refuse naturals. You wonder how they get enough to eat. ”


124. “It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ” – John Steinbeck


125. “Well, I love fishing. I wouldn’t kill a fly myself but I’ve no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that’s not the only reason. ” – Norman MacCaig


126. “The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. ” – John Gierach


127. “I love talk and I love fishing. I’m having a ball. ” – Martin Milner


128. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. ” – Ted HughesFishing provides that connection with the whole living world. - Ted Hughes - Best Fishing Quotes


129. I think I fish, in part, because it's an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution. - John Gierach


130. Fishing will do a lot for a man but it won't make him truthful. – Unknown


131. Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned. - Izaak Walton


132. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company” – UnknownYou’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


133. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. ” – Paul Schullery


134. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.” – Norman MacCaigWhen I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.- Norman MacCaig - Best Fishing Quotes


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


136. “No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern’d angler. ” Izaak Walton


137. “Fly-fishing encourages us to dream – of rose-tinted sunsets and lazy spring days when swallows swoop and the hedgerows are blossomed in brilliant white.”


138. “Never leave fish to find fish" - Moses


139. “To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine.“


140. “The solution to any problem — work, love, money, whatever is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” John Gierach.


141. “Luckily, though, there are still a few guys around who will look you straight in the eye and say, eloquently and to the point, ‘It’s been too goddamned hot for too long and the river has gone off. ’”


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


143. “Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime. ” – Jimmy Cannon


144. “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.” – Jack NicklausThere are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon.- Jack Nicklaus - Best Fishing Quotes


145. “A woman, who has never seen her husband fishing, doesn’t know what a patient man she married!” - Unknown


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


147. “There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. ” – UnknownThere are two types of fisherman - those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. - Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


148. “Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.” – Mario LopezLike they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.- Mario Lopez - Best Fishing Quotes


149. The fishing is always better on the other side of the lake


150. “Stocked trout are as wild as a Chihuahua sitting in a pink velvet handbag.”


151. “A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.” – Arnold GingrichA trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.- Arnold Gingrich - Best Fishing Quotes


152. “There is only one theory about angling in which I have perfect confidence, and this is that the two words, least appropriate to any statement, about it, are the words “always” and “never.” - Lord Edward Grey


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


154. Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it


155. “Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing. ” – F. W. Howe


156. The Essentials of a Good Fly-Hook: The temper of an angel and penetration of a prophet; fine enough to be invisible and strong enough to kill a bull in a ten-acre field. - G. S. Marryat


157. “I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret. ” – Roderick Haig Brown


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


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


160. I got a fishing rod for my wife – good trade.” Unknown


161. “The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them. ” – John Gierach


162. “Traditional angling is the antithesis of the modern specimen angling scene.“


163. Fishing ruined my marriage. Thank God for fishing!


164. “Some go church and think about fishing; others go fishing and think about God. ” – Tony Blake


165. “I love fishing, any kind of fishing. ” – Brandi Carlile


166. “We seek experience, not to understand, but so we may find some reason to be proud of our own experience.”


167. “Trout are among those creatures who are one hell of a lot prettier than they need to be. They can get you to wondering about the hidden workings of reality. ”


168. “I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen. - Ted Williams


169. “Fly-fishing is a magic way to recapture the rapture of solitude without the pangs of loneliness. ” – John D. Voelker


170. “Fishing has taught me that anything worth having requires patience.” -Author Unknown


171. “Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ” - Unknown


172. “To fish for one’s food is meditation. ” - Jessica Marie Baumgartner


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


174. “The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning. ” – Theodore Gordon


175. “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.“


176. “It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this.” – Lee Wulff, The Atlantic Salmon


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


178. “I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries, for nearness to the beautiful, and to reassure myself the world remains. I fish to wash off some of my grief for the peace we so squander. I fish to dip into that great and awesome pool of power that propels these epic migrations. I fish to feel – and steal – a little of that energy.“


179. “There is only one reason in the world to go fishing: to enjoy yourself. ” – Leigh Perkins


180. “Angling is like the lover who generously and passionately gave us our first kiss, who stole our heart and set the unforgettable benchmark for all who followed.”


181. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!” – George ForemanAnytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!- George Foreman - Best Fishing Quotes


182. “I don’t want to sit at the head table anymore. I want to go fishing. ” – George Bush


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


184. “Soon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if “I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish. ” – Sparse Grey Hackle


185. “Exotic fishing? If I’d wanted to spend a week in Tropical Itchybotty then I’d have bought the cream in advance.”


186. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.“


187. “In the best stories about fly fishing … big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art. ” – Nick LyonsIn the best stories about fly fishing ... big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art. - Nick Lyons - Best Fishing Quotes


188. I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret. - Roderick Haig-Brown


189. “Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime...unless, of course, he doesn’t like sushi – then you’ll have to buy him a Kelly Kettle, hobo stove and frying pan.”


190. “Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.” – Jimmy CannonFishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.- Jimmy Cannon - Best Fishing Quotes


191. “If people don’t occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you’re doing something wrong. ”


192. “Cell phones have changed us from a nation of self-reliant pioneer types into a bunch of men standing alone in supermarkets saying, ‘Okay, I’m in the tampon aisle, but I don’t see it. ’”


193. “When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after. It is a philosophic meditation.” – E.T. BrownWhen they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after. It is a philosophic meditation.- E.T. Brown - Best Fishing Quotes


194. “Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.” - Unknown


195. Fisherman’s prayer: Lord, help me to catch fish so large, that even I, in the telling of it, never need to lie.” - Unknown


196. “Anyone can be a fisherman in May. ” ― Ernest Hemingway


197. “Fly-fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.” – Samuel Johnson


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


199. There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home. – Roderick Haig-Brown


200. “The things fishermen know about trout aren’t facts but articles of faith. ”


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


202. “I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it’s the one thing I can think of that probably doesn’t. ”


203. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.” - Rich Barry


204. “…if catching fish is your only objective, you are either new to the game or too narrowly focused on measurable results. ” - David Stuver


205. “Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy. ” Jimmy Carter


206. “…the things we desire or need may kill us. This can be another reason to take a fly rod in hand and enjoy the environment in and around a stream, and for brief periods of time leave behind all the things you cannot change.” – David Stuver, Familiar Waters: A lifetime of fly fishing Montana


207. “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant. ” – Scott Adams


208. “I only hope the fish will take half as much trouble for me as I’ve taken for them” – Rudyard Kipling


209. “Fly-fishing is an act of hope that leads to a net full of fish and a head full of dreams. ” - Fennel Hudson


210. Wanted: Good woman – Must be able to clean, cook, sew, dig worms and clean fish. Must have boat and motor. Please send picture of boat and motor.” - Unknown


211. “It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can’t fish” – Stephen Leacock


212. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.”


213. “The angling fever is a very real disease and can only be cured by the application of cold water and fresh, untainted air. ” - Theodore Gordon


214. “All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.”


215. “All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.“


216. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” Mark Twain


217. There’s a reason they call it fishing and not catching!


218. “I do solemnly swear to stop using sinkers made of pork fat and to never again cast without a strike indicator . . .” #flyfishing #fishing


219. “Game fish are too valuable to only be caught once.” – Lee Wulff


220. “There is no time for impatient or discourteous fisherman; life is too short for such selfishness.” -Lee Wulff


221. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. ” – Mark Twain


222. “I’m a fisherman who likes to observe and tell yarns, and so I told stories about things that I knew about.” – John D. VoelkerI'm a fisherman who likes to observe and tell yarns, and so I told stories about things that I knew about.- John D. Voelker - Best Fishing Quotes


223. “Fishing in rainy conditions may make fisherman seem crazy to the great mass of unimaginative people, but then few fishermen care what they think. ”


224. I’d rather have a bad day fishing, than a good day at work


225. “Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. ” – John Gierach


226. “Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly. ”


227. “Fish are always biting somewhere,” my grandfather always said. Unfortunately, he almost always said that after I hooked the bait to his favorite fishing hat.


228. “I love fishing” – UnknownI love fishing- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


229. “Fishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.“


230. “Fly fishing is a contemplative experience that embodies the truth of nature and the nature of life”


231. “Fly fishing is the sport of drowning worms.” -Author Unknown


232. “I am an old fashioned angler seeking to fish in a peaceful and relaxing way in traditional surroundings. Other anglers are too noisy, too busy, and catch fish that might break my landing net.“


233. To him, all good things—trout as well as eternal salvation—come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy. - Norman Maclean


234. The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning. - Theodore Gordon


235. “Probably fishing is my first passion.” – Luke BryanProbably fishing is my first passion.- Luke Bryan - Best Fishing Quotes


236. “The way to get ahead is to start now.” – UnknownThe way to get ahead is to start now.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


237. “The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; thus it is with time.”


238. “Soon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish.” - Sparse Grey Hackle


239. “I go fishing for reasons other than catching fish.”


240. Work is for people who don’t know how to fish!


241. “So long, and thanks for all the fish. ” - Douglas Adams


242. A woman, who has never seen her husband fishing, doesn’t know what a patient man she married!


243. “The true angler can welcome even a low river and a dry year, and learn of it, and be the better for it, in mind and in spirit” – G.M.W. WemyssThe true angler can welcome even a low river and a dry year, and learn of it, and be the better for it, in mind and in spirit- G.M.W. Wemyss - Best Fishing Quotes


244. “Fly fishing is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” -John Buchan


245. “I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries, for nearness to the beautiful, and to reassure myself the world remains. ” – Carl Safina


246. “My biggest worry is that my wife (when I’m dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.” – by Koos Brandt


247. “Be patient and calm, for no one can catch fish in anger. ” – Herbert Hoover


248. “There will be days when the fishing is better than one’s most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home. ” – Roderick Haig Brown


249. Fishing tournaments seem a little like playing tennis with living balls


250. “To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover


251. “The fish is not so much your quarry as your partner. ” Arnold Gingrich


252. “Then he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy. ” ― Ernest Hemingway


253. “I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water. ” – William Tapply


254. “May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it” – Irish BlessingMay the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it- Irish Blessing - Best Fishing Quotes


255. “There are two things in life you should never be late for, Number one is Church and Number two is fishing. ”


256. “Fishing enables us to get closer to nature. ” - Fennel Hudson


257. “Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours. ” – Eugenie Clark


258. “Fly fishing may be considered the most beautiful of all rural sports. ” – Frank Forester


259. It is not a fish until it is on the bank. - Old British saying


260. “If I’m not going to catch anything, then I ‘d rather not catch anything on flies” – Bob Lawless


261. “I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature.“


262. “The act of fishing transports us to a special world and a state of mind where we are free. ” – Fennel Hadson


263. “My wife warned me that if ever I bought another fishing rod she would feed it into a garden shredder or, worse, feed in something else that “wouldn’t splinter”.”


264. “The traveler fancies he has seen the country. So he has the outside of it at least; but the angler only sees the inside. The angler only is brought close, face to face with the flower and bird and insect life of the rich riverbanks, the only part of the landscape where the hand of man has never interfered.” – Charles Kingsley


265. “What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch. ” – Patrick F. McManus


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


267. Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” - Mark Twain


268. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self” - Ted Hughes


269. “All great achievements require time” – UnknownAll great achievements require time- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


270. “Life, to me, is like fishing: you won’t catch anything until you start, and every year you get older is another year the fish might slip through the net. ” - Alex Staniforth


271. “Successful trout fishing isn’t a matter of brute force or even persistence, but something more like infiltration. ”


272. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.“


273. “I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature… and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind. “ – Tiger Woods


274. All fishermen are liars; it's an occupational disease with them like housemaid's knee or editor's ulcers. - Beatrice Gray Cook


275. “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” Karl Marx


276. “Once I retire and slow down, I don’t want to be in New York. I want to be somewhere near a lake or a pond, so that on my days when I have nothing to do, I can go fishing.” - Sharon Jones


277. “You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don’t want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something. ” – Mitch Hedberg


278. “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


279. “What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch” – Patrick F. McManusWhat a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch- Patrick F. McManus - Best Fishing Quotes


280. Size doesn’t matter, unless you’re a fisherman!


281. The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line.” - Unknown


282. Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime


283. “The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them. ”


284. There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure sincerity of mind. - Washington Irving


285. I don’t exaggerate…I just remember big!” - Unknown


286. “Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. ” ― Steven Wright


287. “It’s okay to have fish because they don’t have feelings. ” – Kurt Cobain


288. “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt DisneyThe Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.- Walt Disney - Best Fishing Quotes


289. “Why does a salmon rise? Why does a small boy cross the street just to kick a tin can?” – Lee Wulff


290. “I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself. ” – Joseph Monniger


291. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago. ” – Zane Grey


292. “Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it. ” - Ed Zern


293. “The solution to any problem — work, love, money, whatever is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. ” - John Gierach


294. There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon. – Jack Nicklaus


295. “We’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.” – William Tapply


296. I don’t want to sit at the head table anymore. I want to go fishing.” - George Bush


297. There are two things in life you should never be late for, Number one is Church and Number two is fishing.” - Unknown


298. “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point. ” – John Gierach


299. “Choosing to become a fly-fisher, or at least committing to being a fly-only angler, makes me feel like I’m washing away the grime from my fishing tackle to reveal the beauty of what lies beneath.”


300. “Angling is extremely time consuming. That’s sort of the whole point.” Thomas McGuane


301. “There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright


302. “As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. “ – Izaak Walton


303. Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly. - John Gierach


304. “Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.” - Mariano Rivera


305. The only thing I love more than fishing is being a Dad/Mom/Grandpa/Grandma


306. “I can fish all day and not catch a thing and still come home feeling like I’ve had the best day ever.” -Author Unknown


307. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d by a shortage of fishing poles.“


308. There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. - Patrick K. McManus


309. “Fly fishing is not a braggers game. There’s no glory to win. No competition or comparison between humans. It’s not about growing ego, but removing it. No fish will provide this lesson. It must come from the conscience of the angler. In the most simple explanation, fly fishing is an introspective quest to tame one’s own mind. This can be shared with others, but only discovered alone.”


310. “My biggest worry is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.” – Koos BrandtMy Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. - Koos Brandt - Best Fishing Quotes


311. “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary. ” – Patrick McManus


312. “Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. ”


313. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Anne RitchieGive a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.- Anne Ritchie - Best Fishing Quotes


314. “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


315. “What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.”


316. “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing” – Norman in “A River Runs Through It”


317. “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.”


318. “Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job.” – Paul Schullery


319. “Average girls dance on poles, the best ones fish with them.” – Unknown


320. “One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions. ” – John Ashley-CooperOne thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one's fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one's fishing companions. - John Ashley-Cooper - Best Fishing Quotes


321. “Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. ” – Mark Twain


322. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.” -by Henry David Thoreau


323. “The best time to go fishing is when you can get away. ” – Robert Traver


324. “So long, and thanks for all the fish. ” – Douglas Adams


325. May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. – Irish Blessing


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


327. “Only an extraordinary person would purposely risk being outsmarted by a creature often less than twelve inches long, over and over again.” – Janna Bialek


328. “Fly-fishing is an art, a sport, and a philosophy that awakens the senses and transforms the angler into a student of the natural world.” -Leslie Clark.


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


330. “Fishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.” – Dan PearceFishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.- Dan Pearce - Best Fishing Quotes


331. “Catching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river.” – Fennel HudsonCatching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river.- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


332. “Fly fishing is a contemplative experience that embodies the truth of nature and the nature of life.”


333. “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert HooverBe patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger.- Herbert Hoover - Best Fishing Quotes


334. “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” – UnknownGive 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 - Best Fishing Quotes


335. “One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions.” John Ashley Cooper.


336. “People fish because they are searching for something. Often it is not for a fish. ” - Fennel Hudson


337. “Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.” – UnknownCarpe Diem


338. “Enjoy the stream, O harmless fish; And when an angler for his dish, Through gluttony’s vile sin, Attempts the wretch, to pull thee out, God give thee strength, O gentle trout, To pull the rascal in!” - John Wolcott


339. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.” – Sparse Grey Hackle If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.- Sparse Grey Hackle - Best Fishing Quotes


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


341. “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. ” – Steven Wright


342. “There are plenty of fish in the sea, if I run out of women.” – Joey Comeau


343. “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.“


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


345. “Many who enjoy unspoiled places, wild creatures, and wild fish, are not idealists, but simply cognizant of the past greed and follies of man.”


346. “I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it’s the one thing I can think of that probably doesn’t.” – John GierachI used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it’s the one thing I can think of that probably doesn’t.- John Gierach - Best Fishing Quotes


347. “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


348. “There is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle.“


349. “Fishing saved me from becoming a pornstar. Now I’m just a HOOKER!” – Unknown


350. “Be patient and calm—for no one can catch fish in anger.”


351. “Most fishermen swiftly learn that it’s a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn’t trust with your wife. ” – John Voelker


352. “Somebody behind you, while you are fishing, is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.“~ Ernest Hemingway


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


354. “I do hunt and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.“


355. “Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks and prefer noisy women with big breasts. Trout fishermen watch MacNeil-Lehrer, drink white wine, drive foreign cars with passenger-side air bags and hardly think about women at all. This last characteristic may have something to do with the fact that trout fishermen spend most of the time immersed up to the thighs in ice-cold water. ”


356. “I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water. ” - William Tapply


357. “I fish because I love to. . . because I love the environs where trout are found. . . because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don’t want to waste the trip. . . and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant––and not nearly so much fun. ” – John Voelker


358. My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. - Koos Brandt


359. “Probably fishing is my first passion. “ – Luke Bryan


360. “In every species of fish I’ve angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory. So I say it is good to lose fish. If we didn’t, much of the thrill of angling would be gone.” Ray Bergman.


361. “I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing. ” Izaak Walton


362. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – UnknownSuccess is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


363. “Fishing encourages escapism.”


364. A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at the office!


365. “One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions. ” – John Ashley Cooper


366. “There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ” – Patrick F. McManus


367. One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one's fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one's fishing companions. - John Ashley-Cooper


368. “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven WrightThere's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.- Steven Wright - Best Fishing Quotes


369. “Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.“


370. I’m a man of few words, “Let’s fish.” - Unknown


371. “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ” – UnknownA bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. - Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


372. “We are souls with bodies, not the other way around. Without the essence of who we are—intact and authentically within our vessels—we are unblinking, inanimate objects; we are no longer soil. . . we are dirt.”


373. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. ” – Ted Hughes


374. “My mind has gone fishing. Ask questions tomorrow. ”


375. “Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.” - Jeff Foxworthy


376. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?” – William Sherwood FoxWe ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?- William Sherwood Fox - Best Fishing Quotes


377. “In every species of fish I’ve angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory. So I say it is good to lose fish. If we didn’t, much of the thrill of angling would be gone. ” Ray Bergman


378. “I look into… my fly box, and think about all the elements I should consider in choosing the perfect fly: water temperature, what stage of development the bugs are in, what the fish are eating right now. Then I remember what a guide told me: ‘Ninety percent of what a trout eats is brown and fuzzy and about five-eighths of an inch long.” – Allison Moir


379. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”


380. “They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that’s not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they’re just not such a big deal anymore.” – John Gierach


381. “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.“


382. A fisherman is a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other. - Unknown


383. “Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.” Izaak Walton


384. “I can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.” – Deion SandersI can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.- Deion Sanders - Best Fishing Quotes


385. “Soon after I embraced the sport of angling, I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish. ” - Sparse Grey Hackle


386. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.”


387. “Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success” – UnknownFailures are the stairs we climb to reach success- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


388. “It is better to live in a corner of a roof than on a stream shared with a contentious fly fishing buddy.”


389. A fisherman is a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other


390. Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman. - Herbert Hoover


391. “We do have to think seriously about conservation now, although it is chilling to realize there are catch-and-release fishermen alive today who don’t know how to clean and fry a fish. ”


392. “Most fishermen swiftly learn that it’s a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn’t trust with your wife ” – John VoelkerMost fishermen swiftly learn that it's a pretty good rule never to show a favorite spot to any fisherman you wouldn't trust with your wife - John Voelker - Best Fishing Quotes


393. “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ” – Washington Irving


394. “The years are tough and they get tougher. But at the end of the year, you take a deep breath and go fishing” – Theodore HesburghThe years are tough and they get tougher. But at the end of the year, you take a deep breath and go fishing- Theodore Hesburgh - Best Fishing Quotes


395. “The fisherman knows that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. ” –Vincent Van Gogh


396. Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676 when Charles Cotton advised anglers to 'fish fine and far off,' but no one has ever improved on that statement. - John Gierach


397. “Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.“


398. “I do hunt, and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.” - General Norman Schwarzkopf


399. Fishing tournaments seem a little like playing tennis with living balls. - Jim Harrison


400. “My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.“


401. Opportunities are everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by. - Og Mandino


402. “Catching fish is secondary to the immeasurable joys of the watery world. ” - Fennel Hudson


403. “Having a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams. ” – Fennel Hudson


404. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.” Sparse Grey Hackle.


405. “Gone fishing. Be back for deer season. ”


406. “I worry about kids today not having time to build a tree house or ride a bike or go fishing. I worry that life is getting faster and faster.” – John LasseterI worry about kids today not having time to build a tree house or ride a bike or go fishing. I worry that life is getting faster and faster.- John Lasseter - Best Fishing Quotes


407. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it ” – UnknownIf you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it - Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


408. “I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there. ” – Robert AltmanI love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there. - Robert Altman - Best Fishing Quotes


409. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago. ” - Zane Grey


410. “Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.”


411. “Having a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams.“


412. “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary. ” - Patrick McManus


413. “If, as I suspect, trout fishing is something of a disease, then it is also something of therapy in itself. ” –Tom Sutcliffe


414. What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch. - Patrick F. McManus


415. “The river is a moving mosaic of time and energy that flows through the landscape, carving its way through the mountains and valleys of our lives.” -Tom McGuane


416. Fishing is a reel tough job, but I’m willing to tackle it!


417. “Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.” - Jimmy Cannon


418. “The difference between fly fishers and worm dunkers is the quality of their excuses.” – Anonymous


419. “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


420. I salute the gallantry and uncompromising standards of wild trout, and their tastes in landscapes - John Madson


421. They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore. - John Gierach


422. Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut


423. “The best time to go fishing is when you can. ” – Ed Zern


424. There is no losing in fishing. You either catch or you learn. Either way, it’s better than work


425. “Fish stories told here…. some true!” - Unknown


426. “I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature… and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.” - Tiger Woods


427. “I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature. “ -Fennel Hudson


428. “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of mind.” -Washington Irving


429. “Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it. ” – Ed Zern


430. “I like fishing as much when I don’t catch anything as when I do.” – Matt LauerI like fishing as much when I don't catch anything as when I do.- Matt Lauer - Best Fishing Quotes


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


432. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.“ Zane Grey


433. “The fisherman who doesn’t catch fish is still better off then the one who doesn’t fish.” -Author Unknown


434. You can’t buy happiness, but you can go fishing, and that’s pretty much the same thing


435. “Fishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday. ” - Dan Pearce


436. The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you? - Lee Wulff


437. “And never fall into that statistical macho trap that’s so prevalent in fly-fishing these days. If you keep score, you can be beaten, but if you refuse to compete you can leave the impression that you have long since risen above that kind of crap. When someone says to you, “I caught forty-eight trout and ten of them were twenty inches or better. How’d you do?” say, “Yeah, we got some. Couple nice ones, too. ”


438. “I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent. ” – Nick Lyons


439. When I go fishing, I like to know that there's nobody within five miles of me. - Norman MacCaig


440. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” – John BuchanThe charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.- John Buchan - Best Fishing Quotes


441. “It’s an odd fact of life that whichever side of the stream you’re on, two-thirds of the best water is out of reach on the other side. ”


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


443. 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


444. “Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough, it will sooner or later become the right fly.” – John Gierach


445. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish: Are fishermen all liars? Or do only liars fish?” - William Sherwood Fox


446. “The fisherman fishes as the urchin eats cream buns, from lust. ” –T. H. White


447. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.” – Henry David ThoreauTime is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.- Henry David Thoreau - Best Fishing Quotes


448. If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. - Jack Ohman


449. “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ” – Washington IrvingThere is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. - Washington Irving - Best Fishing Quotes


450. “The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” - -John Gierach


451. “Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ” – UnknownMen and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. - Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


452. “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, The Philosophical Fisherman, 1969


453. Work is for people who don’t know how to fish!” - Unknown


454. “There’s no taking trout with dry breeches.” – Miguel de Cervantes


455. “I like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing. ” – Tom Felton


456. “Fisherman’s prayer: Lord, help me to catch fish so large, that even I, in the telling of it, never need to lie,”


457. “Finally, our arms simply became too tired to fish any longer, but all good things eventually come to an end, and quitting because of exhausted arms is not a bad way to end a day of trout fishing.”


458. When nothing is going right, go fishing


459. I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself.” - Joseph Monniger


460. “There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they’re just touched by something extra. ” – Edward Bloom in “Big Fish”


461. “Fishing provides time to think, and reason not to. If you have the virtue of patience, an hour or two of casting alone is plenty of time to review all you’ve learned about the grand themes of life. It’s time enough to realize that every generalization stands opposed by a mosaic of exceptions, and that the biggest truths are few indeed. “ – Carl Safina


462. “Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown on stage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.“


463. Fishing is the sport of drowning worms


464. “[A]ngling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other. ” ― Samuel Johnson


465. “Fishing provides time to think and a reason not to. If you have the virtue of patience, an hour or two of casting alone is plenty of time to review all you’ve learned about the grand themes of life. ” – Carl Safina


466. “The angling fever is a very real disease and can only be cured by the application of cold water and fresh, untainted air.” - Theodore Gordon


467. “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


468. A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it. - Arnold Gingrich


469. Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. - Tony Blake


470. “It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year. ” - Theodore Gordon


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


472. “Gone fishing, bass you later. ”


473. “Soon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish” – Sparse Grey HackleSoon after I embraced the sport of angling I became convinced that I should never be able to enjoy it if I had to rely on the cooperation of the fish- Sparse Grey Hackle - Best Fishing Quotes


474. “One of the things I enjoy the most is fishing.” – Henry PaulsonOne of the things I enjoy the most is fishing.- Henry Paulson - Best Fishing Quotes


475. “The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I’d rather go fishing for three years. ” - Whitey Herzog


476. “I’m so good with my rod I make fish come.” – Unknown


477. “O, Sir, doubt not that angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?” – Izaak Walton


478. Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect. - Norman Maclean


479. “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work” – Jimmy Buffett


480. “Probably fishing is my first passion.“


481. “… as the old saying goes: if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. But if you just give him a fishing pole, he’ll have to teach himself.“


482. “Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” – Lee WulffGame fish are too valuable to be caught only once.- Lee Wulff - Best Fishing Quotes


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


484. Work is for people who can’t fish


485. “Eli returned to the river and paused for a moment midstream. His feet were balanced upon uneven stones. The current tumbled around him. The canyon walls were steep and jagged and solid. The colors beneath the surface stirred and glittered. He wanted to hold his face under water and breathe in their beauty. He dipped his fingers into the snow-cold transient texture and felt a tingle. He closed his eyes to see this sensation clearly. He breathed. He put his hand up to his face and felt the freshness enter his soul. Water droplets dripped from his skin and returned to the river. He opened his eyes as if they were separate from his body, separate from the tension of life, distant from any distraction. He breathed.”


486. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. ” – Henry David Thoreau


487. “Most fishing is waiting. Some of it is trying to figure out how to pass time while you’re waiting.” – Paul Westermeyer


488. Dear God, grant me the serenity to accept the size of the fish I catch, the courage not to lie about it, and the wisdom to know that none of my fishing buddies would believe me anyway. Amen


489. If I’m not fishing, I’m thinking about it


490. “Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime. Unless, of course, he doesn’t like sushi – then you’ll have to buy him a Kelly Kettle, hobo stove, wok or frying pan as well.”


491. “One great thing about fly fishing is that after a while nothing exists of the world but thoughts about fly fishing. ” – Norman Maclean


492. “If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook. “ – Lee Trevino


493. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy. - Anthony Doerr


494. “There’s an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and trapping where you know you’re going to consume today.“


495. The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead, they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.” - John Gierach


496. “Flyfishing does have its social aspects – on some of our crowded trout streams it can get too social – but esentially it’s a solitary, contemplative sport. People are left alone with themselves in beautiful surroundings to try to accomplish something that seems to have genuine value. ”


497. “Angling is just a way of relaxing and escaping in the countryside.“


498. “Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676, when Charles Cotton advised anglers to ‘fish fine and far off,’ but no one has ever improved on that statement. ”


499. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d by a shortage of fishing poles.” – Doug LarsonIf people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d by a shortage of fishing poles.- Doug Larson - Best Fishing Quotes


500. “In this ever-changing world, there are few things that have remained constant for me. The chance of hooking a nice trout still excites and thrills me to this day… just as it did when I was a kid. I like that!“ – M. A. Bookout


501. “I think I fish, in part, because it’s an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution. ”


502. A worm is a small, reluctant animal used to capture a larger reluctant animal. - Unknown


503. “Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours. Whether you sit with native fishermen in their boat and fish with nets and lines or dive under the sea with them – they will lead you to the haunts of the specimens you desire and you could not find yourself in safer and more enjoyable company.“


504. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” – John BuchanThe charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.- John Buchan - Best Fishing Quotes


505. “Once I retire and slow down, I don’t want to be in New York. I want to be somewhere near a lake or a pond, so that on my days when I have nothing to do, I can go fishing.“


506. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” -by Tony Blake


507. “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward


508. “My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting, and working around the house?“


509. Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it... - Harry Middleton


510. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.” - Anthony Doerr


511. May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. - Irish Blessing


512. Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way


513. “I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature.” – Fennel HudsonI propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature.- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


514. The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” - A.K. Best


515. “Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.” -Author Unknown


516. “Gone fishing. Be back when its dark. ”


517. “The best days an angler spends upon his river – the river which is Heraclitus’ river, which is never the same as the angler is never the same, yet is the same always – are those he recollects in tranquillity, as wintry weather lashes the land without, and he, snug and warm, ties new patterns of dry-fly, and remembers the leaf-dapple upon clear water and the play of light and the eternal dance of ranunculus in the chalk-stream.“


518. “The metronome of our music and poetry isn’t the ocean, it’s fish. ” ― Bren Smith


519. “If you’ve got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly.” – by Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988


520. By the time I had turned thirty, I’d realized two important things. One, I had to fish. Two, I had to work for a living.” - Mallory Burton


521. “I may not know much, but I know I like to fish.” –President Jimmy Carter


522. “The solution to any problem — work, love, money, whatever is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. ” – John Gierach


523. “To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy.” – Norman Maclean from the book “A River Runs Through It”


524. Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish. - Roderick Haig-Brown


525. “You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you” – UnknownYou make mistakes, mistakes don't make you- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


526. “There will be days when the fishing is better than one’s most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home. ” - Roderick Haig Brown


527. “…as the old saying goes: if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. But if you just give him a fishing pole, he’ll have to teach himself. ” ― Zechariah Barrett


528. “We got no troubles…life is the bubbles, under the sea.”


529. “Granddad always said the best things about fishing were beyond the senses. He said the mountains, rivers and fish were the center of why you were there, but not the heart, that the heart was in those pure moments in and around the fishing, or rather what was on the other side of those moments that can only be felt, not told because words were not up to the job. That’s what hooked your soul.”


530. “To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine” – Fennel HudsonTo go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


531. Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. - Anne Isabella Thackeray


532. “Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more. Give more of yourself, take less from the world. Nobody owes you anything, you owe the world everything. ” ― Suzy Kassem


533. “Fish are, of course, indispensable to the angler. They give him an excuse for fishing and justify the fly rod without which he would be a mere vagrant." - Sparse Grey Hackle


534. “Fly-fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point. ”


535. “Fishing provides time to think, and reason not to. If you have the virtue of patience, an hour or two of casting alone is plenty of time to review all you’ve learned about the grand themes of life. It’s time enough to realize that every generalization stands opposed by a mosaic of exceptions, and that the biggest truths are few indeed.“


536. “One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions.” – John Ashley-Cooper


537. “You [demagogues] are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it’s only in troublous times that you line your pockets. ” – Aristophanes


538. “The best days an angler spends upon his river – the river which is Heraclitus’ river, which is never the same as the angler is never the same, yet is the same always – are those he recollects in tranquillity, as wintry weather lashes the land without, and he, snug and warm, ties new patterns of dry-fly, and remembers the leaf-dapple upon clear water and the play of light and the eternal dance of ranunculus in the chalk-stream. “ – G. M. W. Wemyss


539. I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there. - Robert Altman


540. “The two best times to fish are when it’s raining and when it’s not.” -Patrick F. McManus


541. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David ThoreauMany men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.- Henry David Thoreau - Best Fishing Quotes


542. “Turn obstacles into opportunities and problems into possibilities” – UnknownTurn obstacles into opportunities and problems into possibilities- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


543. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.“


544. “Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.” – Charles WatermanMost of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts. - Charles Waterman - Best Fishing Quotes


545. “I only make movies to finance my fishing. ” – Lee Marvin


546. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ” - John Bucha


547. “Shorten your line, focus your casts, and slow things down. Enjoy the magic of local fishing.”


548. “If you’ve got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ” – Jack Ohman


549. “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” – A.K. BestThe fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.- A.K. Best - Best Fishing Quotes


550. “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. ” – George Carlin


551. “They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that’s not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they’re just not such a big deal anymore. ”


552. “The fly fisherman has a peculiar charm borrowed from his pursuit of the upper nymph.” -William Sherwood Fox “The purpose of fly fishing isn’t to catch fish, it’s to go places where fish are caught.” -John Gierach


553. “It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.” John Steinbeck


554. “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


555. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.” – Zane Grey


556. “When one thinks of fly-fishing they typically think of someone standing knee-deep in water casting expertly with a fly rod, but for me, fly-fishing is much more than that. It’s an art, a science and a way of life.” -Tom Rosenbauer


557. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – UnknownYou only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


558. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ” – John BuchanThe charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. - John Buchan - Best Fishing Quotes


559. 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


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


561. “I don’t go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life. ”


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


563. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ” – John Bucha


564. “The man who coined the phrase ‘money can’t buy happiness,’ never bought himself a good fly rod. ” – Reg Baird


565. “Love is in the hair of the dog” ― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye


566. “I have laid aside business, and gone a’fishing. ” – Izaak Walton


567. “The angling fever is a very real disease and can only be cured by the application of cold water and fresh, untainted air. ” – Theodore Gordon


568. You do not cease to fish because you get old. You get old because you cease to fish! - Unknown


569. “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.”


570. “I got 99 problems, and fishing solves all of ’em. ” – Earl Dibbles Jr


571. “I get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore” - Rickie Fowler


572. “If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.” - Lee Trevino


573. “The best time to go fishing is when you can get away. ” - Robert Traver


574. If you think I'm pathetic for spending all this money to mount my prize catches just to impress people, you should see how much I pay the guy who catches them. - Lukas Saunders


575. “To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine. “ – Fennel Hudson


576. “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


577. “I love fishing. It’s transcendental meditation with a punchline. ” – Billy Connolly


578. “If all politicians fished, instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world. ” Will Rogers


579. “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.” – Patrick F. McManus


580. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ” - Henry David Thoreau


581. “Be patient and calm — for no one can catch fish in anger. ” – Herbert Hoover


582. “If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is the high church. ” – Tom Brokaw


583. “In fly-fishing, the fish are far more important than the fisherman.” -Paul Quinnett


584. “Govern a family as you would cook a small fish–very gently.” Chinese proverb


585. “The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ” – Babylonian ProverbThe gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. - Babylonian Proverb - Best Fishing Quotes


586. “Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.“


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


588. “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


589. “Angling is extremely time consuming. That’s sort of the whole point. ” – Thomas McGuane


590. “A day without fishing is like a day without sunshine” – UnknownA day without fishing is like a day without sunshine- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


591. “I necessarily fear change except that it’s so seldom for the better. It’s just that I can live with any number of things going straight to hell as long as these streams continue to hold up. If this amounts to living in a fool’s paradise, don’t waste your time trying to explain that to the fool. ”


592. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.“


593. “Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman.” Herbert Hoover


594. “You must lose a fly to catch a trout.” – George HerbertYou must lose a fly to catch a trout.- George Herbert - Best Fishing Quotes


595. “Fishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life.“


596. “Sure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature. ”


597. Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths


598. “There is considerable difference between experience and expertise.”


599. “…the things we desire or need may kill us. This can be another reason to take a fly rod in hand and enjoy the environment in and around a stream, and for brief periods of time leave behind all the things you cannot change.”


600. The season is ended. There was not enough of it; there never is. - Nick Lyons


601. “I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature… and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.“


602. “What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?” – UnknownWhat's the good of living if you don't try a few things?- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


603. Procrastifishing: the art of going fishing when you should be doing something else


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


605. “The charm of one’s own small stream…is the always mysterious hurry of water…and the solitude of ones self-sufficiency there.” -John Burroughs


606. “was glad to be off the hook, which had been the second time that week as she had recently broke an addiction from fishing on the nearby bay” ― J. S. Mason


607. “Eli returned to the river and paused for a moment midstream. His feet were balanced upon uneven stones. The current tumbled around him. The canyon walls were steep and jagged and solid. The colors beneath the surface stirred and glittered. He wanted to hold his face under water and breathe in their beauty. He dipped his fingers into the snow-cold transient texture and felt a tingle. He closed his eyes to see this sensation clearly. He breathed. He put his river-wet hand up to his face and felt the freshness permeate his skin. Water droplets dripped from his face and returned to the river. He opened his eyes as if they were separate from his body, separate from the tension of life, distant from any distraction. He breathed.”


608. “Lawyers are like nuclear weapons. By all rights they shouldn’t exist, but if some people have them, then you’d better have one, too, just in case. ”


609. “My golf game’s gone off so much that when I went fishing a couple of weeks ago my first cast missed the lake. ” – Ben Crenshaw


610. “…if catching fish is your only objective, you are either new to the game or too narrowly focused on measurable results.”


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


612. “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


613. “WORK, n. a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing. ” – Ambrose Bierce


614. “Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.” – UnknownBragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


615. “Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown on stage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing. “ – Les Claypool


616. Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” Lee Wulff


617. “There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ” - Paul O’Neil


618. “I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.”


619. “Angling is extremely time consuming. That’s sort of the whole point. ” - Thomas McGuane


620. “Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.” - Mario Lopez


621. Never throw a long line when a short one will serve your purpose. - Richard Penn


622. “It is not merely a sportive and pleasurable art but a mystical and contemplative one, with virtues that are seasoned and magnified by every cast.” -Norman Maclean DANNY SILK QUOTES


623. “The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t” – Rancid CrabtreeThe two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t- Rancid Crabtree - Best Fishing Quotes


624. “Which fish dresses the best? A: A swordfish because it always looks sharp!” – Johnny B. Laughing


625. Fishing, a poor man’s therapy


626. “I fish because I love to, not because I regard fishing as so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of man are equally unimportant; and not nearly so much fun. ”


627. “A man’s “one last cast” is like a woman’s “I’ll be ready in 5 minutes!”” – Unknown


628. “I don’t exaggerate – I just remember big. ” – Chi Chi Rodriguez


629. ” form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. ” – Ted Hughes form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self. - Ted Hughes - Best Fishing Quotes


630. “ He who is content to not-catch fish in a skillful and refined manor, using the best tackle and technique, will find his time and attention free for the accumulation of a thousand experiences, the memory of which will remain for his enjoyment long after any recollection of fish would have faded.”


631. “There are no shortcuts to success in fly-fishing or anything else. You must work hard, study, learn, and practice.” -Amelia Whalen


632. “The angling fever is a very real disease and can only be cured by the application of cold water and fresh air.” -Theodore Gordon


633. “For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish.” – John H. Bradley


634. “Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. 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.” – by Charles F. Orvis, 1886


635. “The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free.“


636. “I object to fishing tournaments less for what they do to fish than what they do to fishermen." - Ted Williams


637. “fishing gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. ” – Ted Hughesfishing gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. - Ted Hughes - Best Fishing Quotes


638. “There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ” – Paul O’Neil


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


640. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish” – Mark TwainDo not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish- Mark Twain - Best Fishing Quotes


641. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business. ” - Sparse Grey Hackle


642. “People fish because they are searching for something. Often it is not for a fish.”


643. “The true angler can welcome even a low river and a dry year, and learn of it, and be the better for it, in mind and in spirit.“


644. “I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water. ” – William G. Tapply


645. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.”


646. “There’s no taking trout with dry breeches.” Cervantes


647. “I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy. “ – Anthony Doerr


648. “It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year. ” – Theodore Gordon


649. Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught


650. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out, there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.“


651. “It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ” - John Steinbeck


652. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau


653. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. ” – Henry David Thoreau


654. All fishermen are liars except you and me and to tell you the truth, I’m not so sure about you


655. Happiness is a big fish, and a witness


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657. “It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.” Theodore Gordon.


658. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” – Mark Twain


659. “It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year.” - Theodore Gordon


660. “O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?” – Isaak Walton


661. “I only make movies to finance my fishing.” - Lee Marvin


662. “The fish is not so much your quarry as your partner. ” – Arnold Gingrich


663. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you, but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. ” – Mark Twain


664. Good things come to those who wade


665. “There are only two occasions when American respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.“


666. “There is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle.” – Fennel HudsonThere is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle.- Fennel Hudson - Best Fishing Quotes


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


668. “To him, all good things—trout as well as eternal salvation—come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” Norman Maclean (author, A River Runs Through It)


669. “Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt. ” – Izaak Walton


670. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.” – Zane GreyIf I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.- Zane Grey - Best Fishing Quotes


671. “A reel expert can tackle anything” – UnknownA reel expert can tackle anything- Unknown - Best Fishing Quotes


672. “I look into… my fly box, and think about all the elements I should consider in choosing the perfect fly: water temperature, what stage of development the bugs are in, what the fish are eating right now. Then I remember what a guide told me: ‘Ninety percent of what a trout eats is brown and fuzzy and about five-eighths of an inch long.” ~ Allison Moir


673. “In this ever-changing world, there are few things that have remained constant for me. The chance of hooking a nice trout still excites and thrills me to this day. . . . just as it did when I was a kid. I like that!” - M. A. Bookout


674. “Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.” – Irish proverb


675. “Fly-fishing in England has a sense of homeliness to it.”


676. “Fly fishing is the perfect excuse to drink in the daytime.” -Jack Handey


677. “Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.” – Mariano RiveraFishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.- Mariano Rivera - Best Fishing Quotes


678. The awkward fisherman does nothing but disturb the water


679. “I get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore” – Rickie FowlerI get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore- Rickie Fowler - Best Fishing Quotes


680. Tight lines, warm breezes, good friends, plenty of bait it doesn’t get any better


681. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it. ” – Rich Barry


682. ” The fishing was really good, it was the catching that was bad”… not sure who said this but always gave me a laugh.


683. I’d rather fish


684. “Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.” – John Gierach


685. “Fishing tournaments seem a little like playing tennis with living balls. ” – Jim Harrison


686. “Traditional angling is to escape the noise and one-upmanship of modern angling in favor of something simple and beautiful.“


687. “If fishing is like religion, then fly-fishing is high church.” – Tom Brokaw


688. My dad was a fisherman, but he quit because his net income wasn’t enough


689. “Okay, I’m in the tampon aisle, but I don’t see it. ”


690. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. ” - Paul Schullery


691. “Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.”


692. “Sure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature.” – John GierachSure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature.- John Gierach - Best Fishing Quotes


693. “I fly fish cause if I wanted to be a fisherman, I’d take up fishing.” – Craig Ferguson


694. I am not against golf, since I cannot suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout. - Paul O'Neil


695. “There are people in my life who sometimes worry about me when I go off into the fields and streams, not realizing that the country is a calm, gracious, forgiving place and that the real dangers are found in the civilization you have to pass through to get there. When. ”


696. “The two best times to fish is when it’s raining and when it ain’t. ” – Patrick F. McManus


697. “Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my daddy.”


698. “By the time I had turned thirty, I’d realized two important things. One, I had to fish. Two, I had to work for a living. ” – Mallory Burton


699. If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. Tom Brokaw


700. I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it's the one thing I can think of that probably doesn't. - John Gierach


701. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“


702. “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon. “ – Jack Nicklaus


703. The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; thus, it is with time. - Leonardo Da Vinci


704. “Fly fishing for trout is like raising children; you never know what’s going to happen next. ” – Jimmy D. Moore


705. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. ” – Mark Twain


706. Early to bed…early to rise…fish all day…make up lies.” - Unknown


707. “Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.” – by Arnold Gingrich, 1969~


708. “I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there. ” – Robert Altman


709. “The climax in the poem of trouting, is the spring of the split bamboo.” – Lewis France, 1884


710. Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will find bait in the fridge


711. “Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then. ” – Garison Keillor


712. “And chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them.” – Ernest HemingwayAnd chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them.- Ernest Hemingway - Best Fishing Quotes


713. 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


714. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!“ – George Foreman

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