100 Best Fishing Quotes

Fishing is a favorite pastime of many people. We hope the following fishing quotes remind you of great times fishing. The list includes inspirational fishing quotes, funny fish sayings, and famous fishing quotes. Enjoy!

  1. “There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish. ” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  2. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.” – Norman MacCaig (Tweet This)
  3. “We ask a simple question and that is all we wish… Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?” – William Sherwood Fox (Tweet This)
  4. “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 (Tweet This)
  5. “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 (Tweet This)
  6. “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 (Tweet This)
  7. “I can really fish… I’ve been fishing since I was a little kid.” – Deion Sanders (Tweet This)
  8. “Fishing is much more than fish._ It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.     ” – Herbert Hoover (Tweet This)
  9. “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 (Tweet This)
  10. “All great achievements require time” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  11. “In the best stories about fly fishing … big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art.     ” – Nick Lyons (Tweet This)
  12. “If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.” – Sparse Grey Hackle  (Tweet This)
  13. “‘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 (Tweet This)
  14. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.” – Henry David Thoreau (Tweet This)
  15. “I like fishing as much when I don’t catch anything as when I do.” – Matt Lauer (Tweet This)
  16. “And chase hard and good and with no mistakes and do not overrun them.” – Ernest Hemingway (Tweet This)
  17. “Turn obstacles into opportunities and problems into possibilities” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  18. “Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  19. “The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.” – Rich Barry (Tweet This)
  20. “May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it” – Irish Blessing (Tweet This)
  21. “The way to get ahead is to start now.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  22. “I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature.” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  23. “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 (Tweet This)
  24. “There is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle.” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  25. “Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!” – George Foreman (Tweet This)
  26. “A day without fishing is like a day without sunshine” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  27. “I love fishing” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  28. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  29. “Good things come to those who bait” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  30. “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 (Tweet This)
  31. “Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” –  Lee Wulff (Tweet This)
  32. “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 (Tweet This)
  33. “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright (Tweet This)
  34. “When they go fishing, it is not really fish they are after.  It is a philosophic meditation.” – E.T. Brown (Tweet This)
  35. “A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.” – Arnold Gingrich (Tweet This)
  36. “You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  37. “I worry about kids today not having time to build a tree house or ride a bike or go fishing. I worry that life is getting faster and faster.” – John Lasseter (Tweet This)
  38. “Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.     ” – Charles Waterman (Tweet This)
  39. “Sure, it was your idea and your fly, but he caught the big fish. Remember, fairness is a human idea largely unknown in nature.” – John Gierach (Tweet This)
  40. “The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free.” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  41. “Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night… You have to be wise and smart. And quick.” – Mariano Rivera (Tweet This)
  42. “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” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  43. “Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  44. “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 (Tweet This)
  45. “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 (Tweet This)
  46. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  47. “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.” – Paul Schullery (Tweet This)
  48. “The best time to go fishing is when you can get away.” – Robert Traver (Tweet This)
  49. “I’m a fisherman who likes to observe and tell yarns, and so I told stories about things that I knew about.” – John D. Voelker (Tweet This)
  50. “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. Wemyss (Tweet This)
  51. “A reel expert can tackle anything” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  52. “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. ” – Ted Hughes (Tweet This)
  53. “The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.  ” – Babylonian Proverb (Tweet This)
  54. “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 (Tweet This)
  55. “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon.” – Jack Nicklaus (Tweet This)
  56. “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 (Tweet This)
  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 (Tweet This)
  58. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d by a shortage of fishing poles.” – Doug Larson (Tweet This)
  59. “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.” – Zane Grey (Tweet This)
  60. “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.  ” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  61. “Fishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.” – Dan Pearce (Tweet This)
  62. “When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.” – Norman MacCaig (Tweet This)
  63. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  64. “Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.” – Mario Lopez (Tweet This)
  65. “Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.” – Jimmy Cannon (Tweet This)
  66. ” form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.     ” – Ted Hughes (Tweet This)
  67. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau (Tweet This)
  68. “To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  69. “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 (Tweet This)
  70. “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” – A.K. Best (Tweet This)
  71. “I get out in my boat and go fishing inshore and offshore” – Rickie Fowler (Tweet This)
  72. “Men and fish are alike.  They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.  ” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  73. “I like to fish. Fishing is always a way of relaxing.” – Tom Felton (Tweet This)
  74. “The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t” – Rancid Crabtree (Tweet This)
  75. “Catching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river.” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  76. “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney (Tweet This)
  77. “Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.” –  Unknown (Tweet This)
  78. “You must lose a fly to catch a trout.” – George Herbert (Tweet This)
  79. “Angling is just a way of relaxing and escaping in the countryside.” – Fennel Hudson (Tweet This)
  80. “Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up” – Arnold Gingrich (Tweet This)
  81. “The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.” – Theodore Gordon (Tweet This)
  82. “fishing gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. ” – Ted Hughes (Tweet This)
  83. “The years are tough and they get tougher. But at the end of the year, you take a deep breath and go fishing” – Theodore Hesburgh (Tweet This)
  84. “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.” – Tom Brokaw (Tweet This)
  85. “There is no use in walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.” – Mark Twain (Tweet This)
  86. “Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it…” – Harry Middleton (Tweet This)
  87. “What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch” – Patrick F. McManus (Tweet This)
  88. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it ” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  89. “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover (Tweet This)
  90. “Probably fishing is my first passion.” – Luke Bryan (Tweet This)
  91. “Probably fishing is my first passion.” – Luke Bryan (Tweet This)
  92. “Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  93. “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 (Tweet This)
  94. “One of the things I enjoy the most is fishing.” – Henry Paulson (Tweet This)
  95. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  96. “What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  97. “The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly.” – Unknown (Tweet This)
  98. “Do not tell fish stories where the people know you. Particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish” – Mark Twain (Tweet This)
  99. “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. ” – Washington Irving (Tweet This)
  100. “There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright (Tweet This)

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