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950 Funny Quotes About Fish And Fishing (2023)

1. So much fish, but so little time.


2. “There is no limit to how many times you can go fishing,” Author Unknown.


3. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.” ~ Paul Schullery


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


5. “I don’t exaggerate…I just remember big!”


6. “Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley,” Author Unknown.


7. “So much fish, but so little time!”


8. “The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.” – Jane Wilson-Howarth


9. “Fishaholic!”


10. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


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


12. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope,” Author Unknown.


13. “There is no limit to how many times you can go fishing.”


14. Happiness is a big fish (and a witness)


15. “I only make movies to finance my fishing,” Lee Marvin.


16. You had me at fishing!


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


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


19. There is nothing like the thrill of expectation over the first cast in unfamiliar waters. Fishing is like gambling, in that failure only excites hope of a fortunate throw next time.


20. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Lao Tzu


21. Reel girls fish.


22. “One Fish two fish red fish blue fish.”


23. “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.”


24. ¨ Save me from elfish and negative people. And also, from those who have bad habits. ¨ – Sunita Sharma


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


26. “God would not bring you through a Red Sea and turn around and allow you to perish in a fish pond.”


27. There is no such thing as enough fishing!


28. Life and fishing are very similar, you never know what’s at the end of the line.


29. “Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths,” Author Unknown.


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


31. “Decay and disease are often beautiful, like the pearly tear of the shellfish and the hectic glow of consumption.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


32. “Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day,” Author Unknown.


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


34. “We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” – Martin Luther King


35. “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


36. “Fishing is like sex. When it is great it is great. When it is bad, it is still great!”


37. “Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.” ― Amit Ray


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


39. “The opposite for courage is not cowardice. it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – Jim Hightower


40. “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!” ― Dr. Seuss


41. Why don’t fish like basketball? – They’re afraid of the nets.


42. "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


43. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides


44. “Gone, fishing”


45. “There is a name for girls who like to drive jeeps, drink beer and go fishing. Keepers.” — Unknown


46. “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.


47. “A fisherman is a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other.”


48. “Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.”


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


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


51. “If I am fishing… I’m happy!”


52. “I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.” — Gloria Vanderbilt


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


54. “Rise and shine… It’s fishing time!”


55. “There is no use in walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.” -Mark Twain


56. Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.


57. “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.


58. “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.”


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


60. 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.


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


62. “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


63. “Bond, James Bond” –


64. “You know fish is great brain food.” – Larry “Well, you know, then you should fish for a whale!” – Moe


65. Lost fishing and happy about it.


66. “If you need me, I’ll be at the lake”


67. I fish knowing every moment on a river is a gift.


68. “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.


69. Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men: for all men are equal before fish.


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


71. “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.


72. “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.


73. “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


74. It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.


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


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


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


78. The best days are spent fishing!


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


80. Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it will be fish.


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


82. “Smoked carp tastes just as good as smoked salmon when you ain’t got no smoked salmon.” -Patrick F. McManus


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


84. “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” – Benjamin Franklin


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


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


87. “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.”


88. “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


89. “I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself,” -Joseph Monniger.


90. Paradise: fishing at sunset.


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


92. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein


93. “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.


94. “You need a good gardener and a good fisherman. The cook is not required.” ~ Alain Ducasse


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


96. “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


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


98. You could say that I'm hooked on fishing.


99. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a fishing rod and that’s pretty much the same thing.


100. If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.


101. “When the snipe and the mussel struggle, the fisherman gets the benefit. Ancient Chinese saying”


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


103. Gone fishing, be back never


104. “Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loathing.” – Edgar Watson Howe


105. I don't want problems solved for me. I want the fishing rod, not the fish. Yanni


106. “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. Y’know why? It’s got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish.” -Ted Lasso


107. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” — Maimonides


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


109. What happens on the fishing trip stays on the fishing trip.


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


111. “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


112. “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


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


114. Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.


115. “Fishing is fun…catching is better,” Author Unknown.


116. “Don’t trust anyone. Be a cold fish. I hurt no one. And no one can hurt me. ” ― Adeline Yen Mah


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


118. “It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.” ~ Kurt Cobain


119. Quite possibly, this is the key to fishing: the ability to see glamour in whatever species one may fish for.


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


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


122. 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


123. “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 Safina


124. 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.


125. “Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.”


126. I can still remember that one time you were asked what you wanted to become. You said you wanted to be a fisherman ’cause you loved eating fish a lot. Happy 70th birthday, boy.


127. No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.


128. “It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.”


129. “A fish with his mouth closed never gets caught.” – Anonymous


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


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


132. “To fish or not to fish? That’s a dumb question,” Author Unknown.


133. “Fishing adds years to your life, and life to your years.”


134. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” – Tony Blake


135. “Once men have tasted caviar, it baffles me how they settle for catfish.” – Blair Waldorf


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


137. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.” – Sparse Grey Hackle AKA Alfred W. Miller


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


139. Fishermen own the fish they catch, but they do not own the ocean.” -Etienne Schneider


140. “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.”


141. “Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overo it.”


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


143. “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


144. “But I love fish, cheese and meat, and I eat everything, but only in small quantities if it’s rich.” ~ Eva Herzigova


145. All men are equal before fish.


146. Water is the most essential element of life because, without water, you cannot go fishing!


147. “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


148. “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.


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


150. “When you are learning swimming, try to swim like a fish! Target the best so that you can always easily reach good and better!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


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


152. “Fishing is fun…catching is better.”


153. “There is no better view than from behind my fishing pole!”


154. “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


155. “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


156. “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


157. “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


158. The sun was hot and bright. A day for fishing, for swimming, for playing tennis and having fun, and they put my Christopher in the ground. - Author: V.C. Andrews


159. It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping. — John Sinor


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


161. “Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” ~ Lee Wulff


162. “A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.” – Samuel Johnson


163. Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”Chinese proverb


164. “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


165. “She had gone away with the Tucks because—well, she just wanted to. The Tucks had been very kind to her, had given her flapjacks, taken her fishing. The Tucks were good and gentle people.”


166. I’m hooked on you. Another fish pun! Pair with Goldfish or Swedish Fish.


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


168. “What people don’t understand is that this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There’s no other nation in the world where that happens. And it’s very much a part of our heritage”


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


170. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.


171. To fish for one's food is meditation.


172. Kamp-Rite Director’s Chair with Side Table & Cooler


173. “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


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


175. “While Leo fussed over his helm controls, Hazel and Frank relayed the story of the fish-centaurs and their training camp.


176. A healthy ocean is vital to our economy and well-being. We need clean and healthy oceans to sustain tourism and fisheries.” – Scott Peters


177. Different sources have confirmed that fishing is good for the soul.


178. I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected. — Gloria Vanderbilt


179. “You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.” – Kathy Seligman


180. “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.”


181. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Maimonides


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


183. “I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.” – Rafael Nadal


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


185. “Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.”


186. "Life and fishing are very similar, you never know what's at the end of the line." -David Humphries


187. “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


188. I am firmly convinced that the ideal combination leading to a happy life is to have the time to both fish and read.


189. “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


190. “Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.”


191. “I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, “Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf


192. “Always think like a fish, no matter how weird it gets,” Author Unknown.


193. I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? - Douglas Adams.


194. “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”


195. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein


196. I can still remember that one time you were asked what you wanted to become. You said you wanted to be a fisherman ’cause you loved eating fish a lot. Happy 14th birthday, boy.


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


198. “Fishing is the sport of drowning worms,” Author Unknown.


199. “I don’t want to alarm the fish, but I think we’re lost.” – Unknown


200. I hope you feel like fish for dinner!


201. “If you don’t like fishing raise your hand! ---- Now slap yourself because you are an idiot!”


202. “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


203. “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.


204. Life is like a game, but fishing is serious.


205. “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


206. “It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.”


207. You could say that I’m hooked on fishing.


208. “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.”


209. “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.


210. “Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!”


211. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.” – Norman MacCaig


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


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


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


215. “From fishing to barbecues, sports, and computers. There is nothing you can’t do! You’re like a super dad! And that is why I admire you! Happy birthday!”


216. If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high Church.


217. “If I’ve gone missing, I’ve gone fishing!”


218. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?


219. “Many men go fishing all of their lives, not knowing that it’s not the fish they are after.”


220. “I like fishing as much when I don’t catch anything as when I do.” – Matt Lauer


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


222. Something seems fishy here.


223. I only make movies to finance my fishing.


224. “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.


225. “Fish stories told here…. some true!”


226. “She’d also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.”


227. “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.”


228. “Fish: An animal that grows fastest between the time it’s caught and the time a fisherman describes it to his friends”


229. Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.


230. “A day without fishing is like a day without sunshine,” Author Unknown.


231. “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


232. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job,” Paul Schullery.


233. “Average girls dance on poles, the best ones fish with them.”


234. Some people wait an entire lifetime for the perfect fishing buddy. I'm raising mine.


235. “I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, “Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles’.”


236. Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity. – Karl Marx


237. The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.


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. “Now you have more time to go fishing”


240. “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


241. “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


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


243. “Tight lines, warm breezes, good friends, plenty of bait it doesn’t get any better,” Author Unknown.


244. I always carried a gun in my pocket because the problem for me wasn’t winning the money, it was getting out with it. Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott


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


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


247. To the Batfish Mobile!


248. Jedi fish master.


249. ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart Sonar Fish Finder


250. “This planet is covered with sordid men who demand that he who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish.” – Leonidas Hubbard, Jr.


251. “Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pass time or a sport, it’s a way of life. DON’T MESS WITH MY WAY OF LIFE!” Author Unknown.


252. “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


253. I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected. —Gloria Vanderbilt


254. Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.


255. There are a million fish in the sea, but I’m a mermaid.


256. EVER ADVANCED Lightweight Folding Directors Chair


257. “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. Y’know why? It’s got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish.” – Ted lasso


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


259. Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.


260. A fish without fins, a bird without wings. A crab without claws, a cat without paws. Me without you, you without me. I miss you.


261. “Some men would rather be photographed with their fish than with their wives.” – Gwen Cooper


262. “Dear Lord, give me the serenity to accept the size of 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!”


263. “Did you know that it’s called a “shoal” of fish? For example, this shoal of fish is absolutely gorgeous in this beautiful river.”


264. “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


265. “The fishing is good in troubled waters.” – German Proverb


266. “People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.” – Bob Hope


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


268. “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


269. “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb


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


271. Just as in cooking, there's no such thing as a little garlic; in fishing, there's no such thing as a little drag.


272. “I’m just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family. I love playing dominoes and card games and hunting and fishing. That’s just what I like to do.”


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


274. “The most risky day in the world will be the day the bird will decide to swim and the fish will decide to fly. Stay glued to what you can do.” ― Israelmore Ayivor


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


276. “‘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


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


278. You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It's a goldfish. Y'know why? It's got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish.


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


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


281. “No river, no fish.” ~ – Amarillo Slim


282. “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” -Vincent Van Gogh


283. Some of the best fishing pictures we’ve ever seen!


284. If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.


285. “A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.” ~ Samuel Johnson


286. »Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.«


287. “When tomorrow broke, our hillside home filled up with honeyed light, a fish tank.” ― Aspen Matis


288. “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.


289. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” -John Buchan


290. I don’t care who is the biggest fish in the pond. I’m a whole different animal.


291. “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


292. Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.


293. “‘Carpe Diem,’ does not mean ‘fish of the day,’” Author Unknown.


294. “I got a fishing rod for my wife – good trade.”


295. “To fish or not to fish? That’s a dumb question.”


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


297. “Early to bed,


298. “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


299. “The best time to go fishing is when you can” ~ Ed Zern


300. Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and there will be bait in the fridge.


301. I love fishing. It's like transcendental meditation with a punch-line.


302. Procrastifishing - the art of going fishing when you should really be doing something else


303. Jet skiing and fishing! – a perfect day on the water!


304. It’s fish o’clock!


305. “I’m a man of few words, “Let’s fish.”


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


307. Happy birthday dad. May all your fish be big, your beers be cold, and your teams win.


308. Create memories that matter through fishing


309. “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.


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


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


312. “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realise fishing is stupid and boring.”


313. “Those who die with the most days fishing, wins.”


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


315. There’s plenty of fish in the sea!


316. “We’re eating good tonight”


317. “Full moon is a good fisherman; every eyes are easily caught in his net!” Mehmet Murat Ildan


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


319. “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


320. The early fisherman catches the fish!


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


322. Happy fishing!


323. “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


324. “I’ll never forget my first fish. It was a catch.” -bg


325. Wishing I was fishing.


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


327. “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


328. “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


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


330. “Here’s looking at you, kid” –


331. This crab is so good I’m gonna be shellfish and not share a bite.


332. “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein


333. “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


334. “There really are a lot of f***ing fish in the sea. Cheer up. Everyone can be replaced.”


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


336. “I’m going to gut you like a fish.”


337. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” ~ Tony Blake


338. “The two most important things to succeed in poker are first, find the muck and second, don’t play your money.” – David “Devilfish” Ulliott


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


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


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


342. Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.


343. Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes


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


345. “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


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


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


348. ‘When tomorrow broke, our hillside home filled up with honeyed light, a fish tank.’ ― Aspen Matis


349. “The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t,” Author Unknown.


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


351. “Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and 10 inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish.” – William Sherwood Fox


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


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


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


355. “The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly.”


356. He’s the kingfish of the forest.


357. “it was necessary to bait the hook to suit the fish.”


358. A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.


359. “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


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


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


362. I do hunt and I do fish, and I don't apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.


363. “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.


364. “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.


365. “There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish,” Author Unknown.


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


367. “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.


368. “To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?”


369. “Those who die with the most days fishing, wins,” Author Unknown.


370. Happy Birthday, Dad! May all your fish be big, your beers stay cold, and your sports teams have a winning season!


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


372. 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.


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


374. “The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.”


375. “A day without fishing is like a day without sunshine.”


376. “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


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


378. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.“


379. “I got a fishing rod for my wife – good trade,” Author Unknown.


380. “Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he’ll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years.” – Charlie Haas


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


382. Always think like a fish, no matter how weird it gets.


383. “Fishing is marvelous… there is the irresistible urge to tangle with the mysterious and unknown, to rely on intuition and hunches.” -Katharine Weber


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


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


386. “Fear No Fish, Never Grow up.” – Flip Pallot


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


388. “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


389. “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.”


390. We bring you a taste of British culture and cuisine with fish and chips.


391. “To paraphrase a deceased patriot, I regret that I have only one life to give to my fly-fishing.” – Robert Traver


392. Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.


393. To fish or not to fish? That’s a dumb question.


394. “Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught,” Author Unknown.


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


396. “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 Ritchie


397. “Of course I talk to myself when I’m fishing. Sometimes I need expert advice.”


398. Any day I am fishing is a good day.


399. “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


400. “Dad, you are reel-y the best”


401. “Sometimes, when the water is quiet, you can almost hear the fish laughing at you.”


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


403. “Remember when your GPS and a fish finder were rolled into one trusty unit called grandpa?”


404. -“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.’” – Jessica Simpson


405. “The most valuable catch is time spend passing along a tradition.”


406. “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


407. 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.


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


409. “Without you, I feel restless like a fish without water. Come back and make me feel alive again.”


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


411. If you want to find a fish, look in the ocean. If you want to find yourself, look in your mind.” — Richard Gere


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


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


414. “A fish with his mouth closed never gets caught.”


415. She wants chicken, he wants to fish. Who’s gonna win this fight? #dinnerrenegades #familyfeud


416. “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”


417. “If my keys are missin’ I’ve gone fishin’!”


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


419. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


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


421. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein.


422. “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.


423. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?” – William Sherwood Fox


424. There is no limit to how many times you can go fishing.


425. “Women are like fish; fun to catch, fresh ones are better and when you decide to keep one, it will cost you a lot of money.”


426. Sorry, I wasn’t listening. I was thinking about fishing.


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


428. “I learned the first night that IHOP’s not the place to order fish.”


429. “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.” ~ John Steinbeck


430. “Men go shopping just as men go out fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.”‒ Henry Ward Beecher


431. “Every poker player, like every fisherman, needs to have a story in a box, and most poker stories are completely uninteresting.” ~ Jason Alexander


432. I got a fishing rod for my wife…good trade!


433. “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


434. “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.


435. “If you don’t like fishing, raise your hand! —- Now slap yourself because you are an idiot!”


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


437. “If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.” – George Allen


438. “Show me the money!” –


439. “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


440. “Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit the ground.” – Kim Young-ha


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


442. “The goal of life is peace of mind not money, as fish finds peace in water not in honey” ~ Invajy


443. “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.”


444. A day full of fishing keeps the worries away.


445. I like fishing and maybe 3 people.


446. “my mother, poor fish,


447. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings


448. “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


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


450. “I don’t always tell people where to fish, but when I do, it’s a lie.”


451. 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


452. “when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted.”


453. Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught!


454. Another day, another sunrise, another fish.


455. “I spent most of my money on fishing. The rest I wasted,” Author Unknown.


456. “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.


457. Just a fish out of water.


458. “Good coaches tell you where the fish are, great coaches teach you how to find them.”


459. “To fish or not to fish? What a stupid question!”


460. "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


461. “I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.”


462. Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.


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


464. “I can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.” – Deion Sanders


465. “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.


466. Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.


467. “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


468. “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.”


469. Life is just a series of obstacles preventing you from fishing.


470. I’m a big fish in a small pond.


471. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” — John Sinor


472. Step aside, it’s fishing time!


473. “A small river full of fish is better than a large sea full of none.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo


474. “May the Force be with you” –


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


476. Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours.


477. “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”― Vincent Van Gogh


478. “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


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


480. I just want to go fishing and ignore all of my problems for a little while!


481. “I’m going to gut you like a fish.” – Mike Tyson


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


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


484. “Early to bed, Early to rise, Fish all day, Make up lies.”


485. “It doesn’t matter if the rod is or isn’t bent. Time spent fishing is time well spent.” – Justin Morgan


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


487. “I once gave up fishing. It was the most terrifying weekend of my life.”


488. “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,


489. “You can’t hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can’t catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t try.” – Kathy Seligman


490. “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.”


491. Born to fish, forced to work.


492. “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.”


493. “It doesn’t matter if the rod is or isn’t bent. Time spent fishing is time well spent.” – James Morgan


494. “It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor, columnist


495. “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.”


496. “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.”


497. “Of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy.” – William Sherwood Fox


498. “Anyone can be a fisherman in May.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


499. “Gone fishing, catch you later!”


500. “I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.” — Unknown


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


502. “Happiness is a big fish, and a witness.”


503. “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


504. The South, to me, is fried chicken and catfish caviar


505. “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” – John Buchan


506. “You talkin’ to me?” –


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


508. “All men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover


509. Wishing that I was fishing.


510. “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


511. If Dr. Seuss can have all of those fish, why can’t I?


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


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


514. “Make a wish upon a starfish.”


515. 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.


516. I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.


517. There is a name for girls who like to drive jeeps, drink beer and go fishing. Keepers.


518. “I think it’s time for me to get out, because at the moment, I’m only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they’re the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I’m thinking about it.” – Rex Hunt


519. “My biggest worry is that my wife (when I’m dead) will try to sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.”


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


521. He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation.


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


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


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


525. She doesn’t hold a candlefish to you.


526. “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.


527. Be the leader in a school of fish.


528. “I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, “Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles’.” ~ General Norman Schwarzkopf


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


530. “Life is like a game, but fishing is serious,” Author Unknown.


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


532. “Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.” ~ Chinese Proverb


533. The two best times to fish are when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.


534. “I get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore”


535. “May the fish be with you” – Unknown


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


537. “When you are learning swimming, try to swim like a fish!”― Mehmet Murat ildan


538. “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


539. “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


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


541. “Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity."


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


543. “I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and let the Darwin awards take care of themselves.” – Unknown


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


545. “I fish because the voice in my head tells me to,” Author Unknown.


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


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


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


549. 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.


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


551. “Ice fishing can be lonely, quiet enterprise. It’s just you and your thoughts floating on the frozen water. But hey, all you have to do is drop a line. And something bites. That’s exciting.” – Unknown


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


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


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


555. “You know fish is great brain food.” -“Well, you know, then you should fish for a whale!


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


557. “I’ll be back” – MGM


558. “Fishing provides time to think, and reason not to.”


559. Life without fishing is not life.


560. Happiness is a big fish!


561. “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” – Malcolm Muggeridge


562. “There will be no end to angling controversies for there is no one best way for everyone to fish.” – Lee Wulff


563. “One evening I was awakened from a deep sleep by a weird noise coming from my husband, only to find out he was dreaming and he was a Dry Fly. I suspected then, and now realize, his dreams are not made up of wild crazy women, only episodes of his days of being in the stream.” – Jan Thousand


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


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


566. “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


567. “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.


568. “Procrastifishing: the art of going fishing when you should be doing something else.”


569. “A man and his boat do not need to be justified,” Author Unknown.


570. There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore.


571. “Happy Birthday. On my brother’s birthday I am making a wish, that we always remain inseparable like water and fish. Happy Birthday!”


572. “Fishing mode: ON!”


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


574. “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.


575. Every city has a town outside with a lake. I pull out my fishing pole and fish. I've been doing that for a long time.


576. We’re running a pilot fish program.


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


578. “Sunshine and happiness go together like fish and chips!” – Catherine Pulsifer


579. “Women know why men love to go fishing. It is the only time they will hear the words “wow, that’s a big one!””


580. “The opposite of courage is not cowardice; it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – Jim Hightower


581. ​​”Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” – Tony Blake


582. “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


583. “I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself,” Joseph Monniger.


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


585. “Housework is like cleaning fish. No matter how often you do it, it still stinks.” – Thelma Harper


586. GCI Outdoor 3-Position Reclining Director’s Chair


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


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


589. “If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world.” – Jena Malone


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


591. When I go fishing I like to know that there's nobody within five miles of me.


592. “We are being choked to death by the amount of plastic that we throw away. It’s killing our oceans. It’s entering into our bodies in the fish we eat.” – Kevin Bacon


593. “I grew up in a small, strictly Catholic fishing village on the coast of Wales. The people there have a different attitude to life than those in Hollywood… people stick together more.”


594. 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.


595. “An angler is a man who spends rainy days sitting on a muddy bank of rivers doing nothing because his wife won’t let him do it at home.”


596. “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


597. “One guy that I wish was here right now is Ted Williams. He helped me so much, our long talks… not about hitting baseballs but about fishing, one of Ted’s passions… and I wish he was here today to share this with me because I owe so much to Ted Williams.”


598. There is a name for girls who like to drive jeeps, drink beer and go fishing..Keepers.


599. “As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.” ~ Jack Handey


600. “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


601. “Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will find bait in the fridge,” Author Unknown.


602. “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.”


603. “That’s about as big as a fish that big gets,” Author Unknown.


604. “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.”


605. It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.


606. “I don’t go fishing to find myself, but to lose myself.”


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


608. “Your child is specially gifted, if a fish was judged by its ability to survive outside water it would not have a chance”


609. “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.”-A. Best


610. “I’m a real catch!”


611. “That’s about as big as a fish that big gets.”


612. “Reel girls fish.” – Unknown


613. ″‘See what a fine fisherman is my son! He will be a chief one of these days.’ Only Tavana Nui would be silent. His son had not gone.”


614. “Ten fishermen, ten hunters, twenty liars.”


615. “Happy birthday dad. May all your fish be big, your beers cold, and your teams win.”


616. “He who wants to catch fish must not mind getting wet.” -Spanish Proverb


617. Happiness is a big fish (and a witness).


618. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fishermen liars or do only liars fish? ~ William Sherwood Fox


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


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


621. “Life is like a game, but fishing is serious.”


622. “A wise man once said “Fuck it, I’m going fishing” and he lived happily ever after”


623. “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