30 Good Fisherman Sayings

There are more than 38 million commercial and subsistence fisherman and fish farms in the world. Whether your are catching for sport or harvesting food, this skill dates back to the time of early civilization. Here are some good fisherman sayings that are perfect for the fell fisherman to enjoy.

A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.

Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.

Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.

Don’t worry, he said, that grandfatherly smile spreading across his face once more, ‘I’ve been fishing for over forty years.

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

Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it…

Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way.

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.

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

I fish because I love to… because I love the environs where trout are found… because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don’t want to waste the trip.

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.

I went fishing, and I caught a minnow. If you think that’s tiny, you should see the bait I was using. What micro fish could resist my love?

If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.

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

In the best stories about fly fishing… big fish are caught or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; event becomes memory and sometimes, in the hands of a master, bleeds into art.

I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water.

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

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

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.

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.

One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions.

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.

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

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.

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

There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.

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

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.

Here is a look at some of the most annoying types of fisherman.

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