Famous Fishing Quote

How about a famous fishing quote to liven your day? Any fisherman will thoroughly enjoy the quotes contained here.


fishing quote Photo by Miguel Saavedra


Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
-Edgard Watson Howe


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


There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
-Stephen Wright


Sitting still and wishing
Made no person great;
The good Lord sends the fishing,
but you must dig the bait


Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish
-Ovid --Roman classical poet, author of Metamorphoses, 43 BC – 17


If you give a person a fish, they'll fish for a day. But if you train a person to fish, they'll fish for a lifetime.
-Dan Quayle  

Even a fish could stay out of trouble if it would just learn to keep its mouth shut.


The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.


In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
-Anonymous (English Proverb)


It matters not how many fish are in the sea - if you don't have any bait on your hook.


Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing.
-Ambrose Bierce --American writer, journalist, and editor, 1842-1914?


A fishing pole is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool on the other.
-Samuel Johnson --English critic, biographer, essayist, poet and lexicographer, 1709-1784


There is no use in walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being as unsuccessful near home.


Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
-Dave Barry --American writer, b.1947


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
-Doug Larson --English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981


The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
-Sam Snead --American Professional Golfer, 1912-2002


It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
-Stephen Leacock --Canadian humorist, 1869-1944


Behold the fisherman.
He riseth up early in the morning
And disturbeth the whole household.
Mighty are his preparations.
He goes forth full of hope,
And when the day is far spent
He returns.
Smelling of strong drink and the
Truth is not with him.
- Above the toilet in the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.


Fishing is not a matter of life or death, it's more serious than that.


Of all the world's enjoyments
That ever valued were,
There's none of our employments
With fishing can compare.
-Thomas D'Urfey --Fisherman's Song


You can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.
-Kwan Tzu



You can give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will lie and drink beer for the rest of his life.


Give a man a fish and he has food for a day, teach a man to fish and he has to buy bamboo rods, graphite reels, monofilament lines, neoprene waders, creels, tackle boxes, lures, flies, spinners, worm rigs, slip sinkers, offset hooks, gore-tex hats, 20 pocket vests, fish finders, depth sounders, radar, boats, trailers, global positioning systems, coolers, and six packs.


A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.


Fishing is not just a hobby...it's a way of life.


Men are like fish they get in trouble when they open their mouths.


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


Fishing, a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other end.


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


There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.
-Paul O'Neil --1965


"It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
-John Steinbeck


I can't tune a piano, but I can Tuna fish.


Fishing: You must be present to win.


Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
-Don Marquis --American Writer, Columnist, Novelist, Playwright and Poet, 1878-1937


Fishing is our handshake, our language.
A Heritage that binds us together.
A passage our fathers took.
A Journey that lasts a lifetime,
That we have begun again with our sons and daughters.
-Words in an Abu commercial








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