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
If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago. ~Zane Grey
My friend Ed Begley goes fishing. It's a little smelly to me, I don't like it so much. I like to eat fish, but I don't like to catch them.
In our fields, on our fishing vessels, in our factories and our homes, there are people deprived of their freedom and trapped in a life of unimaginable suffering.
And one thing I can be proud of is we have a 'Come and Try Fishing' day every year. And there's 20 venues throughout the state, and see, these thousands of kids who've never been fishing come along.
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Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world. This is why hunters so often give back by contributing to conservation.
Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~Patrick F. McManus
Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men--for all men are equal before fish. ~Herbert Hoover
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988