60 Inspirational Fishing Quotes


Fishing is an astonishingly assessable recreational outdoor sport. When you’re fishing, it does not matter how tall you are or how much you weigh. Neither are your age, social status, gender and physical fitness of importance. All it takes is some fishing equipment, a good strategy, and knowing some helpful techniques. The easy accessibility of fishing is one reason why more than 40 million Americans fish. However, the major reason why fishing is so popular is that is simply good for you. Not only does fishing help you to live a healthier, happier, and laid-back life but it also keeps you physically fit. Similarly, spending time in nature helps you in finding a balance to your busy day-to-day life. If you fish regularly, you know how rewarding and soothing fishing is. To celebrate the positive impact fishing can have on your life, we’ve created the following collection of inspiring fishing quotes. Enjoy!

Sitting at the Riverside, listening to the gentle sound of water is wonderfully relaxing. When you’re fishing and you hear the wind softly rustling the leaves, the stress, responsibilities, and burdens of life are far away.

“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

Fishing does not only relief stress and pressure but it also helps you to find peace of mind. At the same time, fishing helps you to focus on what is really important and to we charge your batteries. These arguments alone are pretty good reasons to dedicate a full article to beautiful and inspiring fishing quotes. But what else does fishing have to offer?

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Enjoy the following collection of inspirational fishing quotes!

When you’re sitting at the lake, casting your spinning reel, there’s simply no place for the problems and challenges of your regular life. In fact, fishing requires you to be mindful and to be fully present in the moment. Therefore, it isn’t too difficult to understand why so many say that fishing is therapy for the soul.

60 Inspirational Fishing Quotes

What is so beautiful about the following statements is that they originate from authors who experienced the joy of fishing firsthand. As such, these individuals have developed a great passion for this relaxing pastime activity. Let’s have a look at what these recreational fishers have to say about fishing.

Here are these relaxing fishing quotes


“The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free.“
Fennel Hudson

Fishing quotes


“Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours. Whether you sit with native fishermen in their boat and fish with nets and lines or dive under the sea with them – they will lead you to the haunts of the specimens you desire and you could not find yourself in safer and more enjoyable company.“
Eugenie Clark

Fishing quotes


“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. It’s time enough to realize that every generalization stands opposed by a mosaic of exceptions, and that the biggest truths are few indeed.“
Carl Safina


“Having a fishing rod in your hand is merely an excuse to explore out-of-sight depths and reveal mysteries that previously only existed in dreams.“
Fennel Hudson

Fishing quotes


“I fish to scratch the surface of those mysteries, for nearness to the beautiful, and to reassure myself the world remains. I fish to wash off some of my grief for the peace we so squander. I fish to dip into that great and awesome pool of power that propels these epic migrations. I fish to feel – and steal – a little of that energy.“
Carl Safina

Fishing quotes


“As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.“
Izaak Walton

No man is born an angler quote


“Angling is just a way of relaxing and escaping in the countryside.“
Fennel Hudson

Angling is just a way of relaxing quote


“Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.”
Tony Blake

Go fishing and think about God quote


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

A fisherman's job quote


“Fishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life.“
Carl Safina

Fishing is a meditation quote


“Catching fish is low on my agenda when I go fishing. I’m much more interested in savoring the day and exploring the wildlife of the river.“
Fennel Hudson


“Fishing is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.“
Dan Pearce


“I am an old fashioned angler seeking to fish in a peaceful and relaxing way in traditional surroundings. Other anglers are too noisy, too busy, and catch fish that might break my landing net.“
Fennel Hudson


“The true angler can welcome even a low river and a dry year, and learn of it, and be the better for it, in mind and in spirit.“
G.M.W. Wemyss


“To go fishing is one of the most pleasurable experiences I can imagine.“
Fennel Hudson


“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“
Anne Ritchie


“Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone.“
Mario Lopez


“I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.“
Anthony Doerr


“When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.“
Norman MacCaig


“I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature… and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.“
Tiger Woods


“There are only two occasions when American respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.“
Herbert Hoover


“My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting, and working around the house?“
Boo Weekley


“Probably fishing is my first passion.“
Luke Bryan


“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.“
John Buchan


“Somebody behind you, while you are fishing, is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.“
Ernest Hemingway


“The fishing is a great relief for me. When I’m out, there’s no cell phone ringing. I’m out there fishing with bears. I’m in the middle of God’s country catching tons of fish. I just absolutely love it.“
Rich Barry


“I only make movies to finance my fishing.“
Lee Marvin


“Once I retire and slow down, I don’t want to be in New York. I want to be somewhere near a lake or a pond, so that on my days when I have nothing to do, I can go fishing.“
Sharon Jones


“Anytime I can sneak in a moment to fish and ride horses, I’m a happy camper!“
George Foreman


“Comedians get jokes offered to them, rock stars get women and underwear thrown on stage, and I get guys that want to take me fishing.“
Les Claypool


“I do hunt and I do fish, and I don’t apologize to anybody for hunting and fishing.“
General Norman Schwarzkopf


“My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship.“
Louis Bacon


“I propose that it only matters that you attempt to catch a fish. Doing so brings you close to nature.“
Fennel Hudson


“In this ever-changing world, there are few things that have remained constant for me. The chance of hooking a nice trout still excites and thrills me to this day… just as it did when I was a kid. I like that!“
M.A. Bookout


“Traditional angling is to escape the noise and one-upmanship of modern angling in favor of something simple and beautiful.“
Fennel Hudson


“The best days an angler spends upon his river – the river which is Heraclitus’ river, which is never the same as the angler is never the same, yet is the same always – are those he recollects in tranquillity, as wintry weather lashes the land without, and he, snug and warm, ties new patterns of dry-fly, and remembers the leaf-dapple upon clear water and the play of light and the eternal dance of ranunculus in the chalk-stream.“
G.M.W. Wemyss


“The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.“
A.K. Best


“Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.“
Chuck Clark


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


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


“If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.“
Lee Trevino


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


“Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.“
Jeff Foxworthy


“Creeps and idiots cannot conceal themselves for long on a fishing trip.“
John Gierach


“The two biggest things that translate from a pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you’re on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I’m in the woods or out on the water as well.“
Jon Lester


“Could an angler go fishing without a fishing rod, line and hook? It depends what they’re fishing for.“
Fennel Hudson


“… as the old saying goes: if you teach a man to fish, he will feed himself for a lifetime. But if you just give him a fishing pole, he’ll have to teach himself.“
Zechariah Barrett


“Traditional angling is the antithesis of the modern specimen angling scene.“
Fennel Hudson


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


“Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.“
Lee Wulff


“If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.“
Tom Brokaw


“Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.”
Paul Schullery


“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.“
Koos Brandt


“Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.“
Arnold Gingrich


“Fishing, with me, has always been an excuse to drink in the daytime.“
Jimmy Cannon


“There’s an absolute surety to the hands-on conservation lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and trapping where you know you’re going to consume today.“
Ted Nugent


“All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.“
John Steinbeck


“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.”
Henry David Thoreau


“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.“
Robert Altman

In conclusion:

“There is a moment during every fight with a strong fish when you wonder whether it or you will win the battle.“
Fennel Hudson

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational fishing quotes.

Stay victorious!


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  1. Awesome stuff. Please keep writing more things like this. I really like the fact you went so in depth on this and really explored the topic as much as you did. I read a lot of blogs but usually, it’s pretty shallow content. Thanks for upping the game here!

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