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Well it's been a fun 20 years of Bad Angling (where did that time go!?), but the time has come to hang up my spurs and pass on this fine website to someone that can give it the attention it deserves...

...either that or delete it and replace it with something useful.


For sale are two domains - badangling.com and badangling.co.uk along with all the rights to the site content and source code.

I will also chuck in the @BadAngling twitter account which has 4,700 followers.

www.BadAngling.com is listed on DMOZ (great for SEO) and has good domain age and a decent number of backlinks.


If you're interested Click here to email me an offer...

Fishing sayings and quotes

Our verbal research department has been beavering away, blowing the cobwebs off old angling sayings, buffing them up to a high lustre and lining them up carefully on the mantlepiece for the inlaws to approve of.

"When the winds in the East, the fish bite least;
When the winds in the West, you catch even less;
When the winds in the South, fish go nil by mouth;
When the winds in the North, its cold."

"The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing." - Assyrian proverb 1

"Red sky at night, shepherds delight." 2

"Born to fish, forced to work." 3

"There's no taking trout with dry breeches." - Miguel de Cervantes 4

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." - old Chinese proverb 5

"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind." - Washington Irving 6

"Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish." - Herbert Hoover 7

"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers." - Herbert Hoover 8

"Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth." - Arab Saying 9

"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned." - Izaak Walton 10

1 - Since their wives can be relied upon for that.
2 - This seems to allude to a strawberry flavoured desert under a crinkly baked potato lid.
3 - The irony would be lost on a trawlerman.
4 - Very few trout are caught wearing breeches anyway.
5 - Apparently the Chinese do not have a word for "Bad Angling".
6 - For serenity read senility.
7 - Unless there are 3 men in which case they are odd.
8 - Another confusing quote from Mr.Hoover believing that he has 4 fathers, but then I don't suppose maths ever did help clean a carpet.
9 - No doubt he would be forever known as "Rod".
10 - I think our friend Mr.Hoover would attest to that.