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is such great fun, I have often felt, that it really ought to be done in
fishing isn't about catching fish;
must remember that there's plenty of salt in the sea to take with the
tales your fellow fishermen tell. John Hersey 1987
trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.
get all the truth I need in the newspaper every morning, and every
chance I get I go fishing, or swap stories with fishermen to get the
taste of it out of my mouth.
ought to believe in something;
thrive best in water with a high mineral content, while this is the very
sort of water that is worst for making Tennessee whiskey. This is why
one never finds a trout in a fifth of Jack Daniel's. Or vice versa.
Milford Stanley Poltroon 1977
a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an
were lots of people who committed crimes during the year who would not
have done so if they had been fishing, and I assure you that the
increase in crime is due to a lack of those qualities of mind and
character, which impregnate the soul of every fisherman except those who
get no bites. Herbert
two best times to fish is when it's rainin and when it ain't .
old legend holds that since the Bible says, “God created all the great
sea monsters” on the fourth day (Genesis 1:21), Thursday is the best
day to watch for them to appear.
fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.
Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit to a
distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love and hating
moonlight. John Steinbeck
men go fishing all their lives and do not realize
a little madness be a necessary requisite to obtain the ultimate in the
go to church and think about fishing;
the old boy [Izaak Walton] occasionally stretched the truth,
it strikes me that it makes him an even more appropriate
father figure for a cult whose members are often given to
hyperbole. Robert Diendorfer 1977
the end of a slow day, a fisherman's thoughts turn to home....
when he struck his first cod, and felt the fish take the hook, a kind of
big slow smile went over his features, and he said, “Gentlemen, this
is solid comfort.”
of the earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land.
you ever wondered why fishing is probably the most popular sport in this
country, watch that boy beside the brook and you will learn. If you are
really perceptive you will. For he already knows that fishing is only
one part fish. Hal Borland
is, most fish-less days are the ones when
I am . . . like anyone with a strong preference for the fly rod, totally
indifferent to how large a fish I catch by comparison with other
fishermen. So when a fifteen-year-old called Fred, fishing deep in
midsummer with a hideous plastic worm, caught a four and a half pounder
. . . I naturally felt no resentment beyond wanting to break the kid's
you can't catch fish...At least you can dress well.
nary one fish to show for his day with rod and reel, an amateur
fisherman stopped at a market on his way home and thoughtfully bought a
dozen trout. He then ordered the fish man to throw them to him one at a
time. “When I tell my wife,” he explained to the mystified fish man,
“that I catch fish -- I catch them!”
Bennett Cerf 1965
makes a fish bigger, except for "almost" being caught.
is just possible that nice guys don't catch the most fish. But they find
far more pleasure in those they do get. Roderick
fish; therefore I lie.
I find myself growing green about the mouth; whenever it is a damp
drizzly November in my soul; and especially whenever it requires a
strong moral principle to prevent me from methodically knocking peoples
hats off -- then, I account it high time to get to sea. There is nothing
surprising in this. If they but know it, almost all men in their degree
cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit
the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, not
even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught
just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone
is the grandest sport. It is an intriguing battle
and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men
is no more graceful and healthful accomplishment for a lady than
fly-fishing, and there is no reason why a lady should not in every
is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find
fisherman watch Monday Night Football, drink beer,
live the way we fish; and fish the way we live.
never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
you want to be happy for a moment get drunk,
is not a matter of life or death; its much more important than that.
you caught fish every time, it wouldn't be called fishin...
you can't fish with the one you love; fish with the one you're with.
to bed, early to rise; fish all day, make up lies.
a man a fish and he will have dinner;
you cast it; they will come.
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