Cast away your troubles go fishing

Don't worry, he said, that grandfatherly smile spreading across his face once more, 'I've been fishing for over forty years._ You've got plenty of time to catch up, maybe even pass what I've done._ You're a perspicacious piscatorial pursuer, and I'm sure you'll catch the big ones.' ~S. Bradley Stoner,Fishing and Other Misadventures

Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. ~Author Unknown

Wishin' I'd gone fishin'...

Be patient and calm—for no one can catch fish in anger. ~Herbert Hoover

I ran around with the other youngsters, hunting, fishing and raising tadpoles and all the rest.

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[ Cast away your troubles go fishing ].

Bait.— One animal impaled upon a hook in order to torture a second for the amusement of a third. ~Specimens of a Patent Pocket Dictionary, For the use of those who wish to understand the meaning of things as well as words, The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, 1824

Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman. ~Herbert Hoover

AMERICAN BY BIRTH-FISHERMAN BY CHOICE

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. Meanwhile, you feel the wind shift and the temperature change. You might simply decide to be present, and observe a few facts about the drifting cloudsFishing in a place is a meditation on the rhythm of a tide, a season, the arc of a year, and the seasons of life... 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,The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World

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