All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish. ~Harold F. Blaisdell, The Philosophical Fisherman, 1969
I'm not much interested in sport just as sport. I wouldn't be interested in making a golf film or baseball or fishing film.
I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout... ~Paul O'Neil
Fishing isn't a matter of life and death.... It's much more important.
People ask me, 'Why are you still writing books?' Like I'm still only writing to make money and as soon as I have enough I'll quit and go fishing? I like to write books. It's the most satisfying thing I do.
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[ FISHING LADY ].
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954
If wishes were fishes, we'd have a fish fry.
There's a fine line between fishing.... and standing on the shore like an idiot!
I come from a family of fishermen. Fishing is very important to us. We don't hunt. We're not gun folk.