For centuries people have tried to describe fishing with pen and paper. Here are some of the smartest, funniest and most creative attempts.
Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.
– Lee Wulff
“Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.” -Author Unknown
Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. -Doug Larson
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
-Henry David Thoreau
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.
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
Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.
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
There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
“Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.”
– Ed Zern
“Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.”
– Arnold Gingrich
“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.”
“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.”
– Jimmy Carter
“Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.”
– Tony Blake
“I am not against golf, since I cannot suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout.”
– Paul O’Neil
If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.
– Sparse Grey Hackle (Alfred W. Miller)
“What a tourist terms a plague of insects, the fly fisher calls a great hatch.”
-Patrick F. McManus
For centuries people have tried to describe fishing with pen and paper. Here’s some of the smartest, funniest and most creative attempts.