The two most important men in my life, my dad and my husband, share a love of fishing. Perhaps fishing is actually the secret to being a good father. Standing on the beach or sitting in a boat with a rod in hand, all is right in the world…regardless if a single fish nibbles on the line. Alone, with each other, or with another angler a day on the water can only be described as a good day.
“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll go fishing.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“The solution to any problem – work, love, money, whatever – is to go fishing; and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should last.” ~John Gierach
“Fishing too much. Can’t be done.” ~Ernest Hemingway
“If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.” ~Will Rogers
“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of mind.” ~Washington Irving
“Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a big fish goes home through the alley.” ~Ann Landers
“I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself.” ~Joseph Monninger
“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.” ~John Buchan
“The two best times to fish is when it’s raining and when it ain’t.” ~Patrick F. McManus
“I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don’t know what’s on the other end. Your imagination is under there.” ~Robert Altman
“Three-fourths of the Earth is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.” ~Chuck Clark
Happy Father’s Day to two terrific dads who also happen to be first rate fishermen.
“Fishing is not about the fish. It’s the time spent together catching them.” ~Unknown
Let’s go fishing!