Fishing Quotes

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I love coming up with cheesy quotes from shows and movies to put in cards and emails. Life goes so quick but it is still a good idea to put together a nice quotes list. Here are some Fishing Quotes items I have now:

  • When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.
  • 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,
  • Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.
  • I went fishing, and I caught a minnow. If you think that's tiny, you should see the bait I was using. What micro fish could resist my love?
  • 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.
  • Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.
  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
  • There are two types of fisherman - those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.
  • Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!
  • Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.
  • The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.
  • Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.
  • 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.
  • Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
  • 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
  • I learned the first night that IHOP’s not the place to order fish.
  • I am not against golf, since I cannot suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.
  • Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger.
  • 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.
  • If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.
  • Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
  • I can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.
  • I do hunt and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.
  • 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.
  • Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after
  • 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.
  • 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 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 days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are only two occasions when American respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
  • Don't worry, he said, that grandfatherly smile spreading across his face once more, 'I've been fishing for over forty years. You've got plenty of time to catch up, maybe even pass what I've done. You're a perspicacious piscatorial pursuer, and I'm sure you'll catch the big ones.'
  • 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
  • If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d by a shortage of fishing poles.
  • 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.
  • Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.
  • Carpe Diem does not mean "fish of the day."
  • I marvel how the fishes live in the sea. Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
  • Probably fishing is my first passion.
  • 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.
  • We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?
  • Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
  • 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.
  • The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
  • There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.
  • Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it...
  • I get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore
  • There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
  • 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.
  • Theodore Gordon
  • I only make movies to finance my fishing.
  • What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.
  • Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.
  • 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.
  • Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overo it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.
  • There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.
  • Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.
  • If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.
  • 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
  • There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
  • I’m just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family. I love playing dominos and card games and hunting and fishing. That’s just what I like to do.
  • 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.
  • Do not tell fish stories where the people know you… but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.
  • I’m going to gut you like a fish.
  • 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.
  • Somebody behind you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
  • 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.
  • Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
  • Washington Irving
  • A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.
  • Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.
  • The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
  • 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.
  • Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
  • 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.
  • Carl Safina,The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
  • 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?
  • 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. Meanwhile, you feel the wind shift and the temperature change. You might simply decide to be present, and observe a few facts about the drifting cloudsFishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life... 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.
  • I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles’.
  • 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.

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