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Fishing Quotes

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

Author: Tom Brokaw (1940)

Profession: American TV Personality, Editor

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.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

Author: Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Profession: British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright

Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm.

Author: Herb Shriner


The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.

Author: Source Unknown


We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ''Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did''; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.

Author: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Profession: British Writer

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

Author: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Profession: British Writer