5 More Fishing Quotes and Sayings 04 Nov 2018

5 more quotations, aphorisms, and sayings about fishing and things fishy rolled from the pens of some pretty smart chaps and chapesses.

Fish too much? Can’t be done.” Ernest Hemmingway

I’ve found the best way to help fish grow is to practise catch and release. Whenever I release A fish it always doubles in size by the time I get home and tell my friends.” NA

It is a magical moment when a trout perceives a floating mayfly on the surface, whether a natural or an imitation. All of its lifelong learning experiences with ambushing prey and watching its biological world unfold daily will all boil down to just a few seconds as it decides to accept or reject a fly. The selectivity phases in this book will better help you understand what is going through the trout’s mind in these breathtaking moments.” Matt Supinski

As the angler looks back, he thinks less of individual captures and days than of the scenes in which he fished” Lord Edward Grey

Small fish, in the hands of someone with small hands, are relatively large” NA

See all 1350 quotations here.

Five New Fishing Quotes 30 Oct 2018

Five new quotes on fishing and fishy things up now, and the total hits 1300.

Water is life. It is a precondition for human, animal and plant life as well as an indispensable resource for the economy. Water also plays a fundamental role in the climate regulation cycle. Protection of water resources, of fresh and salt water ecosystems and of the water we drink and bathe in is, therefore, one of the cornerstones of environmental protection.” – EU Water Framework Directive

Rod held high, you moved down the bank, dragged off into the endless night by a wild creature.  While overhead the Milky Way coursed the sky like a ragged river of stars.” – Ed Mitchel

When you pause to reflect on fishing, you often find out that the pursuit of fish has no bearing on your pursuit of fishing, or your enjoyment of the experience” – NA

The only fisherman you should try to be better than, is the fisherman you were yesterday.” – NA

if you don’t know where the fish lie but can cast well enough to cover all of the water with finesse, you are likely to solve the mystery and catch fish. If you know where they lie but can neither reach them nor present the fly naturally, you are not even in the game.” – Joan Wulff

All 1300 quotes can be seen here. The new numbers are 1296 – 1300.

 

5 New Fishing Quotes and sayings–29 Aug 2018

Just posted 5 more fishy and pithy quotations and sayings – total now 1295. (New numbers 1291 – 1295)

“To say that it was all just a matter of catching fish would be like saying that astronomy is nothing more than noticing the stars.”

“If, as I suspect, trout fishing is something of a disease, then it is also something of a therapy in itself.”

“There’s only one thing wrong with a fishing day–its staggering brevity.”

“Perhaps it’s true, as Ecclesiastes claims, that nothing is new under the sun, but as the year turns toward another century, here’s hoping the pleasures and gifts that angling brings never end.”

“The line between religion and fly fishing is barely there anyway, and this is most obvious when it comes to proselytizing. I don’t ever start a conversation with the intent of making a convert, but it happens before I know it”

See all the quotes here:http://www.bishfish.co.nz/quotes/fishquotes2.htm

5 New Fishing Quotes & Sayings 06 Mar 2018

These five new quotes are numbered 1286 – 1289, and all 1289 quotes with more info about them can be found here.

“I distrust experts in general and fishing experts in particular.”
– W.D. Wetherell

“Anticipating drag and dealing with it before the fact is one of the factors that distinguishes those people who always seem to catch more trout than the rest of us.” – Tom Rosenbauer

“Sometimes, concentrating on some deeply undercut bank, if you were lucky you could catch a glimpse of something dark and larger than anything your imagination could conjure.” – Nick Lyons

“The first and last object of the fly-fisher is to show as much of the fly to the fish as possible, and as little of everything else.” – Francis Francis (Yes that is his name)

“Fly fishing is a healthy antisocial sport, and many of us have an emotional investment in being misunderstood because it makes us feel strange and brilliant, like Van Gogh.” – John Gierach

5 New Fishing Quotes & Sayings 29 July 2017

These five quotes are numbers 1281 – 1285. All 1285 quotes can be found here.

“A fish story needs no apology.  And no affidavit or string of affidavits can add anything to its credibility.” – David Jordan

“It is perfectly true that good fishing is not all luck.  But it is just as true that there is no good fishing without some luck.” – Roderick Haig-Brown

“There don’t have to be a thousand fish in a river; let me locate a good one and I’ll get a thousand dreams out of him before I catch him–and if I catch him, I’ll turn him loose.” – Jim Deren

“Fishing, for many, is an indispensable connection to earth and life, and it matters little that the multitude that practices it is incapable of translating its ambiguities to another idiom.” – Thomas McGuane

“Fish quietly. The silence of wilderness is too beautiful to miss.” – NA

5 More Fishing Quotes, and a wee bit of C&R

Been a bit quiet since I found out just over a year ago that Bladder Cancer had got its hook into me. So the medics and I have spent quite a bit of time trying to persuade it to take up Catch and Release. Right now things appear to be at a stalemate, so I thought a few more fishy quotes would be in order.

"If you had to choose between marriage and fishing – would you pick freshwater or saltwater" Number 1276

"I don’t go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life." Number 1277

"Fishing is like that. It keeps you off balance, surprises you. It takes humility to learn, to accept that you may need a lesson or two even in your advanced stage of enlightenment." Kevin Nelson, Number 1278 (Even at 72, a new day a new lesson or two. – Bish)

"I go fishing, because without it, I’m basically a 2-year-old whose blankie is in the washer." Number 1279

"Brown trout, speckled cunning, a fox with fins" Martin Simpson, Number1280

Explore all 1280 quotes, sayings and silliness around fishing, here.

Five New Fishy Quotes – 12 Nov 2016

More musings on fishing and fishermen – now 1275 in total.

“The first principle in all fishing is simple: never let the fish know he’s being fished for.”  – Havilah Babcock (1271)

“The whole notion of trout fishing would not be so romantic if the trout did not win, too.” – Mark Rauschenberger (1272)

“I’ve never had all the flies I wanted, probably never will, and couldn’t carry them all if I did.” – John Gierach – Trout Bum (1273)

“Most fly patterns should be works in progress.” – Lou Tabory (1274)

“Confidence is the best lure in your tackle box.” – Gerald Swindle (1275)

5 New Fishing Quotes – 13 August 2016

Five new quotations and sayings on fishing, and anything to do with this pre-occupation or recuperation.penink

“Life is like fishing – you are rewarded for your constancy”
Paul Torday (from the wickedly funny ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’)

“Sportsmen who elect to assume responsibility for ‘Controlling’ predators seem to me enormously presumptuous. They are saying in effect that the natural world is theirs and all that is in it…fortunately the angler is only a minor offender in these respects. He is almost by definition a close observer and the birds and mammals  that follow the creeks and lakes to prey on fish are an integral part of the pleasure. It is obvious that even if he could by killing them the increase the number of fish available to him he would be reducing the total of his sport” Roderick Haigh-Brown

“Anytime you stand in the middle of the stream,” she said, “and you just get immersed in the water and in nature, and you see God’s gifts and goodness, you cannot not know there’s a Creator.” Sister Carol Anne Corley

“Fishing a small stream is a progression toward refinement and an act of faith that something will be revealed. The river teaches you how to fish it.” David Karczynski

“Streamers, tubes, muddlers – before this trip I used to think that fly-fishing is about pinning a bug on a hook.” Hoo Izit

You can see all 1275 quotes here

Five More Fishing Quotations – 21 May 2016

It has been a while I know but to quote John Lennon “Life happens while you are making other plans.” But here, at last, are fishing quotes numbers 1266 – 1270.

“I have never tied a perfect pattern. Every fly has an antic disposition, an errant fiber, or faulty wrap.”  Darrel Martin

The greatest sight in fishing is the hole where the popping bug used to be.” 84-year-old Florida fishing guide, quoted by Guy de la Valdene

It is the fisherman’s way, exploring, and I shall follow such slim promises until I follow no more trails at all.”  Nick Lyons

Truth can be a slippery notion for anglers who have traditionally been exempt from precise accuracy.”  Henry Hughes

Soon he was in the regular rhythm of it: cast-and-retrieve, step down, cast again. With each movement, he felt more of the week’s accumulated stress ease out of him, and his spirits rose accordingly.”  Steve Raymond

See all 1270  quotes, quips, sayings, wit, and a little wisdom
on the subject of those who fish, fishing, fish, tackle, boats, rivers, lakes and sea.

Five More Fishing Quotations and Sayings – 05 March 2016

So, five more keen observations on the world of fishing and fishermen, enjoy. Total quotes now 1265.

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

“The tides control every sea-run cutthroat addict. Each beach is different—some fish best on the rising tide, while others fish best on the falling tide. Learning all this takes some time, but it’s not brain surgery—and this life of living with the tides carries the pulse and music of the planet.” – Chester Allen

“A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.” – George Crabbe

“Under the right conditions, you can watch a big trout take a fly under—a hundred feet away—and track its radiating waves until they lap against your canoe like a friendly cat” – Peter Shea

“Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.” – Ernest Hemingway

See all 1265 quotes here.