The Rainbow Trout, a fresh water fish – ranks 9th world-wide in the list of fastest fish (both fresh and salt water). The Rainbow Trout reaches speeds of up to 8 metres per second and is followed by the Sacramento Pikeminnow (another fresh water fish) at number 10 which reaches 6.7 metres per second. A nice title to hold but still nothing compared to the Black Marlin who heads up the list at 36.1 metres per second. So Wahoo for you!

Fishing Lines

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”

John Buchan

“Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.”

Henry David Thoreau

“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’Neil1965

“Anglers…exaggerate grossly and make gentle and inoffensive creatures sound like wounded buffalo and man-eating tigers.”

Roderick Haig-Brown

“Fly fishing is like sex, everyone thinks there is more than there is and that everyone is getting more than their share.”

Henry Kanemoto

“The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season with all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas.”

Robert Traver

“Only those become weary of angling that bring nothing to it but the idea of catching fish.”

Rafael Sabatini

“Angling is tightly woven in a fabric of moral, social, and philosophical threads which are not easily rent by the violent climate of our times.”

A.J. McClane