Fishing Sayings
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  1. A wife and a steady job have ruined many a good fisherman.
  2. Rise & Shine.  It's fishing time!
  3. Even if you've been fishing for 3 hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and a sunburn, you're still better off than the worm.
  4. Ahh Retirement!  Fishing yesterday, fishing today, fishing tomorrow!
  5. Ahh Retirement!  Vacation yesterday, vacation today, vacation tomorrow!
  6. Take up a reel sport. . . Fishing!
  7. Fishing permit required but a worm works better.
  8. I went down to the sporting goods store and got a new rod and reel for my wife.....pretty good trade, don't ya think?
  9. I've spent most of my life fishing.  The rest of it I wasted!
  10. Fishy, fishy in the brook.
    Papa caught him on a hook.
    Mama fried him up at home.
    Now don't choke on a bone!
  11. Fish scales lie.
  12. If people concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
  13. I never caught a fish I didn't like.
  14. You get a line, I'll get a pole and we'll meet down at the old fishing hole.
  15. Earth's surface is 3/4 water and 1/4 land.  It's obvious that God intended man to spend triple the time fishing than doing yard work.
  16. When life is floundering, its time to go fishing.
  17. My wife says if I go fishing one more time she's leavingI'm sure gonna miss her!
  18. I came. I saw. I went fishing.
  19. My rod and my reel, they comfort me.  St. Peter: 12 lb. test
  20. Teach a man to fish and a liar is born.
  21. Fishing is a tough job, but I'm willing to tackle it!
  22. If I could get away from fishing, I'd attend Fisherholics Anonymous.
  23. If God had wanted man to work, He wouldn't have invented fishin'.
  24. There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
  25. Fishing is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
  26.  A reel fisherman can tackle anything that bobs along.
Many more coming!