10 Favorite Fishing Quotes

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“Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.” ~Jimmy D. Moore

“Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietnesse, and vertue, and Angling.” ~Izaak Walton

“Work: a dangerous disorder affecting high public functionaries who want to go fishing” ~Ambrose Bierce

“The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.” ~John Gierach

“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.” ~John Ashley-Cooper

“Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.” ~Izaak Walton

“When you are on the river, ocean or in the woods, you are the closest to the truth you’ll ever get.” ~Jack Leonard

“Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect.” ~Norman Maclean

“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. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.” ~Ted Hughes

“Shut up and fish!” ~Unknown

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