30 Great Fishing Quotes

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Everyone loves a good fishing quote or a saying that reminds them of great memory on the water or inspires them to look forward to the next time they can go fishing. We’ve compiled a list of 30 quotes we love. Feel free to share with your fishing buddies or add any more in the comments below!

 

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“Fly fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.” -Harry Middleton

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

 

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