A list of the best fishing quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous fishing quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic fishing quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational fishing quotes from that same writer.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about fishing?" and "What are inspirational fishing quotes?"This list includes notable fishing quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest fishing quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite fishing sayings get to the bottom of the list.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.Edgar Watson Howe
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
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.Jay Leno
Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.Jerome K. Jerome
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.Samuel Johnson
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.Don Marquis
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.John Ruskin
The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.Henry David Thoreau
Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.