It’s perhaps no surprise that there are so many funny fishing quotes and sayings because fishing is one of the most popular sports and pastimes in terms of participation.
And it’s well known for the fisherman’s tendency to exaggerate the size of “the one that got away”.
So here’s a collection of our favorite funny fishing quotes for you to enjoy.
If you like them, be sure to take a look at the rest of our funny quotes too.
There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot. ~ Steven Wright
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. ~ Anonymous
Somebody behind you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl. ~ Ernest Hemingway
Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught. ~ Anonymous
There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ~ Paul O’Neil
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus
We ask a simple question and that is all we wish; Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish? ~ William Sherwood Fox
An angler is a man who spends rainy days sitting on the muddy banks of rivers doing nothing because his wife won’t let him do it at home. ~ Anonymous
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad. ~ A. K. Best
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~ Anonymous
Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job. ~ Paul Schullery
If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church. ~ Tom Brokaw
Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. ~ Anonymous
Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark
The best way to a fisherman’s heart is through his fly. ~ Anonymous
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you… but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. ~ Mark Twain
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it. ~ Irish Saying
I am not against golf, since I cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout. ~ Paul O’Neill
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. ~ John Steinbeck
Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~ Zenna Schaffer
My biggest worry is that my wife (when I’m dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. ~Koos Brandt