15 Fishing Quotes

Be motivated by these fishing quotes to take a day off and go fishing. There is something about being outdoors surrounded by nature that is good for the soul. And the thrill of catching that fish is one that is exciting and fun, not to mention the joys of cooking and eating it. Share these quotes with the fishermen in your life, they will appreciate them!


  1. Fishing is truly an undertaking of joy, excitement, challenges and rewards. There is magic in dropping a bait in the water and pulling out a fish!
    Wade Bourne, Basic Fishing
    Poems About Happiness



  2. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll eat forever.
    Chinese Proverb
    Proverbs



  3. Fly fishing should bring pleasure. With the exception of common courtesy to others (anglers, property owners, and fish), there is absolutely no rule in fly fishing that cannot be broken.
    Sara Low, A Guide's Guide to Fly-Fishing Mistakes
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  4. Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman's job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
    Charles Waterman
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  5. If you have ever gone fishing you know how important a good length of fishing line really is. It is the fishing line that can really make or break the whole experience.
    Earl Baines, Fishing Knots
    Experience Quotes



  6. As you grow older, you come to realize that a fishing trip isn’t just about what you catch, but about the conversations you have with good friends and family on the water and getting away from the hustle of daily life.
    Joe Cermele, The Total Fishing Manual
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  7. In 22 states parents can't take kids fishing and eat the fish if they're lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams it’s not safe to fish or swim
    Senator John Kerry
    Pollution Quotes



  8. Learning to cast requires hands on instruction, hopefully by someone who knows what they’re doing.
    Steve Moore,. Hacking Fly Fishing
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  9. Fishing is a delighting way of recreation, a great way to enjoy the outdoors. You would definitely catch some fun while patiently waiting for a tasty meal.
    Jack Roush, Fishing
    Enjoyment Quotes



  10. If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
    Doug Larson
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  11. Fishing, like all of the great arts, has that wonderful quality of being at the same time both joyously simple and fascinatingly complex.
    Anthony Licata
    Simplicity Quotes



  12. For all the thumping of the heart when a fish takes, the recollections of perfect days are recollections of peace, when, away from everyday cares, you had time to stand and stare, to spend twenty minutes watching the water-ousels or the otter which plays along the far bank.
    Jeremy Paxman, Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life
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  13. Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.
    Tony Blake
    Journey of Faith



  14. But I think I fish for the same reasons so many others do: It’s a chance to get outside, to be a small part of something bigger than my own schedule or routine for a while.
    Peter Kaminsky; Gregg Schwipps Fishing for Dummies
    Positive Thoughts



  15. Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
    Indian Proverb
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