80+ Best Fishing Quotes: Exclusive Selection

As a recreational outdoor sport, there are a lot of benefits of fishing. Not only going fishing will keep you fit with full body strength, but also Improve cardiovascular health, self-reliance and concentration. Best fishing quotes will help you celebrate the joy of being fishermen and show you how it helps you to live a healthier, happier by requiring to be mindful and to be fully present in the moment.

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Inspirational Fishing Quotes

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

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

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

Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once. ― Lee Wulff

He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation. ― Leo Tolstoy

in their boat and fish with nets and lines or dive under the sea with them – they will lead you to the haunts of the specimens you desire and you could not find yourself in safer and more enjoyable company. ― Eugenie Clark

“Carpe Diem” does not mean “fish of the day.” ― Author Unknown

Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish. ― Steven Wright

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. ― Carl Safina

Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. ― Paul Schullery

Anyone can be a fisherman in May. ― Ernest Hemingway

Dear Lord, give me the serenity to accept the size of fish I catch, the courage not to lie about it and the wisdom to know that none of my fishing buddies would believe me anyway!

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

Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more. Give more of yourself, take less from the world. Nobody owes you anything, you owe the world everything. ― Suzy Kassem

Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours. ― Eugenie Clark

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. ― Carl Safina

famous fishing quotes

I can’t bear fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour after hour–or else throwing and throwing, and catching nothing. ― George Eliot

As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. ― Izaak Walton

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad. ― A.K. Best

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

I stay trying to catch the fish in such a river, knowing that, fish is not there. ― Ehsan Sehgal

Angling is just a way of relaxing and escaping in the countryside. ― Fennel Hudson

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

The water is a dark flower and a fisherman is a bee in the heart of her. ― Annie Proulx

Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God. ― Tony Blake

There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot. ― Steven Wright

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

Fly fishermen are born honest, but they get over it. ― Ed Zern

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad, ― A.K. Best.

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

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

I am an old fashioned angler seeking to fish in a peaceful and relaxing way in traditional surroundings. Other anglers are too noisy, too busy, and catch fish that might break my landing net. ― Fennel Hudson

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

To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine. ― Fennel Hudson

I’m a man of few words, “Let’s fish, ― Author Unknown

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

Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone. ― Mario Lopez

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. ― Anthony Doerr

When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me. ― Norman MacCaig

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. ― Tiger Woods

encouraging fishing quotes

There are only two occasions when American respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. ― Herbert Hoover

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? ― Boo Weekley

Short Fishing Quotes

Probably fishing is my first passion. ― Luke Bryan

I fish because the voice in my head tells me to, ― Author Unknown

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

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

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

I only make movies to finance my fishing. ― Lee Marvin

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. ― Sharon Jones

Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper! ― George Foreman

I got a fishing rod for my wife – good trade ― Author Unknown

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. ― Les Claypool

I do hunt and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing. ― General Norman Schwarzkopf

I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature. ― Fennel Hudson

Traditional angling is to escape the noise and one-upmanship of modern angling in favor of something simple and beautiful. ― Fennel Hudson

Could an angler go fishing without a fishing rod, line and hook? It depends what they’re fishing for. ― Fennel Hudson

… as the old saying goes: if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. But if you just give him a fishing pole, he’ll have to teach himself. ― Zechariah Barrett

Traditional angling is the antithesis of the modern specimen angling scene. ― Fennel Hudson

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

If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church. ― Tom Brokaw

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

Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up. ― Arnold Gingrich

Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime. ― Jimmy Cannon

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. ― Ted Nugent

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. ― John Steinbeck

In this ever-changing world, there are few things that have remained constant for me. The chance of hooking a nice trout still excites and thrills me to this day… just as it did when I was a kid. I like that! ― M.A. Bookout

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 outdoorsman ship. ― Louis Bacon

Famous Fishing Quotes

The best days an angler spends upon his river – the river which is Heraclitus’ river, which is never the same as the angler is never the same, yet is the same always – are those he recollects in tranquility, as wintry weather lashes the land without, and he, snug and warm, ties new patterns of dry-fly, and remembers the leaf-dapple upon clear water and the play of light and the eternal dance of ranunculus in the chalk-stream. ― G.M.W. Wemyss

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant. ― Scott Adams.

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. ― Chuck Clark

greatest fishing quotes

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. ― Lee Trevino

There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, always a new horizon. ― Jack Nicklaus

Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks. ― Jeff Foxworthy

Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip. ― John Gierach

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. ― Jon Lester

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

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