Category Archives: Fishing

Fishing Quotes

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Steven Wright

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” – Steven Wright

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Washington Irving

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.” – Washington Irving

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Herbert Hoover

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

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Patrick F. McManus

“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.” – Patrick F. McManus

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Jack Handey

“As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.” – Jack Handey

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Koos Brandt

“My biggest worry is that my wife (when I’m dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.” – Koos Brandt

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Steven Wright

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

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Herbert Hoover

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

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Dave Shiflett

“Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than reading about chess, but you have to wonder: Don’t any of these guys ever go fishing?” – Dave Shiflett

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Dave Barry

“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.” – Dave Barry

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Paul Schullery

“Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.” – Paul Schullery

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Patrick F. McManus

“There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.” – Patrick F. McManus

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Ernest Hemingway

“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.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Henry David Thoreau

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

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Doug Larson

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