Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter.
You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish, they just want to make it late for something.
In cross examination, as in fishing, nothing is more ungainly than a fisherman pulled into the water by his catch.
Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.