Five More Fishing Quotes and Sayings: 10 March 2014 Now 1195

“Best time to go fishing – any time water is liquid.” #1191

“Water is peculiar stuff. It circulates mysteriously, rising invisibly from the sea as vapour, forming clouds, falling as rain, creating streams and rivers that return again to the sea. You can swallow it in sips, but it can swallow you whole if you fall into a deep place. You can’t catch hold of it, but it can catch hold of you, even if you just look at it” #1192

“The previous night, a warm, calm summer’s evening, Yates stepped out of his home in Dorset and sat with his rod by a pool until gone 2am. "When the line moved, there was a little blister on the surface of the water, lit by the moon. You think, ‘What is that?’ and it can be completely terrifying. Even after 50 years of fishing, that makes my heart stop. That’s my extreme fishing – getting into an intimacy with this unknown world and not knowing where it’s going to lead, and what apparition you will behold.” #1193

Quoting Chris Yates

“Fly-fishing is not difficult, but it is complex; there are a lot of small things that have to come together and unless they add up, nothing really happens in regards catching fish” #1194

Quoted in Otago Daily Times

“The truth is that trout fishermen scheme and lie and toss in their sleep. They dream of great dripping trout, shapely and elusive as mermaids, and arise cranky and haggard from their fantasies. They are moody and neglectful and all of them a little daft.  Moreover they are inclined to drink too much.” #1195

Robert Traver – Anatomy of a Fisherman

See all 1195 quotes here.

Posted by Tony Bishop