“A woman, who has never seen her husband fishing, doesn’t know what a patient man she married!” Author Unknown.6. “Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pass time or a sport, it’s a way of life.
“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.9. Teach a man to fish and you will find bait in the fridge,” Author Unknown.14.
“Those who die with the most days fishing, wins,” Author Unknown.15. “You say I'm a compulsive fishing freak like it’s a bad thing,” Author Unknown.16.
“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,” Author Unknown.18. “Tight lines, warm breezes, good friends, plenty of bait it doesn’t get any better,” Author Unknown.19.
“Work is for people who don’t know how to fish!” Author Unknown.20. “Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut,” Author Unknown.21.
“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.25. “It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.” John Steinbeck.26.
“Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley,” Author Unknown.27. “‘Carpe Diem,’ does not mean ‘fish of the day,’” Author Unknown.31.
“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.35. The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line,” William Humphrey in “The Armchair Angler,” Author Unknown.36.
“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 Apply.37. “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.
“It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year,” Theodore Gordon.40. “ Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it,” Harry Middleton.45.
“By the time I had turned thirty, I’d realized two important things. “I only hope the fish will take half as much trouble for me as I’ve taken for them,” Rudyard Kipling.50.
A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts,” Charles Waterman.54. “Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip,” John Search.55.
“Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my father,” Jimmy Carter.56. “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.
“If all politicians fished, instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world,” Will Rogers.62. “Some people will just never understand us, fishing isn’t just a pastime or a sport, it’s a way of life,” Author Unknown.64.
“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 Such.71. “The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year.
“I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret,” Roderick Hair Brown.82. “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.83.
“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 Volker.84. “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.85.
“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.86. “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.88.
All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954 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.
This planet is covered with sordid men who demand that he who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end.
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. There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. 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.
William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954 …trout that doesn’t think two jumps and several runs ahead of the average fisherman is mighty apt to get fried.
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 three years.
I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout… Paul O’Neil Even if you’ve been fishing for three hours and haven’t gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you’re still better off than the worm.
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. The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. 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. Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
All fishermen are liars; it’s an occupational disease with them like housemaid’s knee or editor’s ulcers. An angler is a man who spends rainy days sitting around on the muddy banks of rivers doing nothing because his wife won’t let him do it at home.
There is no greater fan of fly-fishing than the worm. People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen.
Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish. Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish.
William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954 It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
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. Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary. 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 airbags 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.
“I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. “There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents.
Neither are your age, social status, gender and physical fitness of importance. All it takes is some fishing equipment, a good strategy, and knowing some helpful techniques.
Not only does fishing help you to live a healthier, happier, and laid-back life but it also keeps you physically fit. Similarly, spending time in nature helps you in finding a balance to your busy day-to-day life.
To celebrate the positive impact fishing can have on your life, we’ve created the following collection of inspiring fishing quotes. Sitting at the Riverside, listening to the gentle sound of water is wonderfully relaxing.
When you’re fishing and you hear the wind softly rustling the leaves, the stress, responsibilities, and burdens of life are far away. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way.
These arguments alone are pretty good reasons to dedicate a full article to beautiful and inspiring fishing quotes. When you’re sitting at the lake, casting your spinning reel, there’s simply no place for the problems and challenges of your regular life.
In fact, fishing requires you to be mindful and to be fully present at the moment. What is so beautiful about the following statements is that they originate from authors who experienced the joy of fishing firsthand.
“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 “I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries, for nearness to the beautiful, and to reassure myself the world remains.
I fish to dip into that great and awesome pool of power that propels these epic migrations. “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.“ Fennel Hudson “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.
“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 Clay pool “My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers.
“Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.“ John Search “The two biggest things that translate from a pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance.
No matter what drives a person to fish, it gives him a ton of time to think. And from all that time standing and sitting on the shores and boats some true gems of wisdom got hooked on the minds of fishermen.
Fortunately, anglers love to share their philosophies and viewpoints, some with more honesty than others. So waking up before the break of dawn, dealing with worms, flies, and slimy fish, waiting hours for some action seems completely irrational to them.