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Tony Bishop - Father, fishing writer, fisherman - not always in that order
Tony Bishop - Father, fishing writer, fisherman - not always in that order

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Been a bit quiet since I found out just over a year ago that Bladder Cancer had got its hook into me. So the medics and I have spent quite a bit of time trying to persuade it to take up Catch and Release. Right now things appear to be at a stalemate, so I…

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More musings on fishing and fishermen – now 1275 in total. “The first principle in all fishing is simple: never let the fish know he’s being fished for.”  – Havilah Babcock (1271) “The whole notion of trout fishing would not be so romantic if the trout…

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Five new quotations and sayings on fishing, and anything to do with this pre-occupation or recuperation. “Life is like fishing – you are rewarded for your constancy” Paul Torday (from the wickedly funny ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’) “Sportsmen who elect…

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It has been a while I know but to quote John Lennon “Life happens while you are making other plans.” But here at last are numbers 1266 – 1270. “I have never tied a perfect pattern. Every fly has an antic disposition, an errant fiber, or faulty wrap.” –…

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It has been a while I know but to quote John Lennon “Life happens while you are making other plans.” But here, at last, are fishing quotes numbers 1266 – 1270. “I have never tied a perfect pattern. Every fly has an antic disposition, an errant fiber, or…

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So, five more keen observations on the world of fishing and fishermen, enjoy. Total quotes now 1265. “I only make movies to finance my fishing.” – Lee Marvin “The tides control every sea-run cutthroat addict. Each beach is different—some fish best on the…

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Kicking the New Year off with five more fishing quotations; total now 1260. Fly fishing for trout is a sport that depends not so much on catching the fish as their mere presence and on the fact that you do, now and again, catch some. – John Gierach Quote…

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With the addition of 5 new fishing quotations today, the total has now reached 1255. That is an awful lot of wit and wisdom about fishing. The first quote up today is a real favourite of mine, and in many ways sums up my basic philosophy about fishing.…

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More fishing goodness spilling from wise fishing heads: Total quotes now 1250. “You can always tell a fisherman, but you cannot tell him much.” Corey Ford (Number 1246) “No human activity other than sex and murder has spawned more books than fishing. Many…
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