For People Who Think Fishing Is Boring, Here Are Photos That Might Change That

By Peter C April 10, 2024

This article was originally published on bettermanly

Fishing is some people’s favorite pastime. People around the world enjoy spending time next to the water with a pole in their hands, waiting to hook the big one. Apart from being exciting, it is considered one of the most relaxing sports that one can partake in. While fishing across the banks of any river, the sound of babbling brooks is sure to help you stay in a calm state of mind, and the serenity itself makes one forget the stresses of everyday life. However, this doesn’t mean that some people don’t come across baffling and oftentimes amusing situations while fishing. In this article, we will take a look at some of the funny and strange things that people have come across while enjoying this much- loved activity.

Plans Could Have Been Better

As we said, fishing is a relaxing pastime, but proper planning before setting out to do so cannot be overemphasized. When you fail to think things through on how you intend to catch your prey with the right fishing tools, you could end up snapping a hilarious photo like this.

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The young girl in the photo seems more like she wants to feed the bigger fish with a smaller one. It looks like her plans to capture it drowned. She got the fish’s attention, but it is just funny to see how she intends to catch it.

I Had Other Plans

Incidents like what you’re about to see in the next photo are not so strange as they only occur a couple of times during people’s fishing ventures. As terrifying as these incidents are, they are very amusing. Do not be out of sorts whenever you go fishing.

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First of all, you can’t go fishing dressed like that. If you find yourself by the water in unavoidable circumstances, then make sure you do not have any cause to jump into it. This man probably has an item like a phone in his pocket. Maybe the fish is more important to him.

Beautiful Fish Slipping Away

Some of the most beautiful fishing photos ever taken are a result of perfect timing. You don’t necessarily have to pose to capture a unique moment. Those that are taken while objects are in motion are awesome. Now, combine beauty with humor, and you have yourself a perfect photo.

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The fish in this photo looks like a dolphinfish, also known as “maki maki.” It doesn’t seem interested in what the lady wants to do with it. The woman is obviously a professional because who can say they have caught a fish like this with their bare hands?

Couple Fishing

Watching a bride and her groom having fun and taking photos by the river banks in their wedding attire is a sight to behold. If you wish to replicate this serene scene, you can be sure you’ll enjoy yourself, even though this fishing picture doesn’t really give this idea any justice.

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There are a couple of things we notice about this picture. The bride is not too excited about what’s going on. The groom is quite concentrated, and they are beside an empty basket. The expression on the bride is that of someone who feels fish should not be getting more attention than her.

Maybe I’ll Go Try My Luck Elsewhere

Some of these photos of people fishing are truly a sight to behold. When you see a few fishermen and women doing a hobby they genuinely love, it can inspire you also to get out there and try it for yourself.

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The woman in this photo chose to take a break while the men kept on fishing. It could be that she felt overwhelmed on that side of the water and decided to explore her options on the other side of the dock. The men will definitely be jealous if she makes a big catch.

Cats Assembly

We can all agree that there are no dull moments when there are cats around. They have personalities more significant than us and you combine. They are speedy, witty, sharp, and hilarious little creatures. They are also very observant of their surroundings.

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Here, the intention of the fisherman is not clear. However, one thing is clear: cats absolutely love the taste of fish, and they are probably wondering what the catch of the day will be. The funny part of this photo is the way the cats are assembled in a queue.

Intelligent Fish

In the many adventures of fishermen, it is a common thing to come across some fish that genuinely act like they can read the fisherman’s mind. They prove this by completely dodging the fisherman’s antics by avoiding the fishing poles completely even if they dangle a yummy snack in front of them.

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We choose to believe that fish have the ability to be extremely smart. In this fishing photo, the fish is displaying a high level of awareness and sensibility to what’s going on around him. He is careful of his movements around the hooks. This ability is truly unique.

Noodler Gets Rewarded Big Time

Noodling is an activity that is not so common in many parts of the world. In fact, a lot of people have never heard of it before. However, it is quite a common practice when it comes to fishing. The expression of this noodler says a lot.

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The mental focus of a noodler needs to be at the highest level in order to capture prey. In muddy waters where catfish roam free, the noodler must have the concentration and skills to succeed. This is the result and reward for elite noodler Hannah Barron.

Bear Photobomber

We are sure that most of you have come across plenty of photobombed animal photos on the web. However, most of these photos include our dogs and cats. We can’t say we have seen many people capture a wild animal photobombing their special moment.

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We are all aware that bears are way more skilled at catching fish than humans are, but this one looks a little jealous of the human who caught this stunning fish. The fisherman here should consider himself very lucky to escape this hungry-looking feller.

We Going Higher

Sincerely, we have to say that this is one of the craziest fishing ideas we have ever seen. We know many fishermen are thinking of new ways to catch fish, but this man in the photo below has literally gone to new heights in order to catch something.

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Who goes fishing with a Crane? Well, there is a first time for everything. This is probably of the most hilarious fishing photos you will ever see. How many fish does this fisherman intend to catch? We would really love to know if this worked for him.

Fishing Bear

As we said before, bears are way more capable of catching fish than humans are. They are born with an innate talent to do so. It’s every fisherman’s dream to have a bear assist them in catching a few fish.

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This bear is obviously enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. The fisherman is probably telling himself that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time because this could have been his catch. The bear is even waving at him to let him know the fish that should have been his tastes super delicious.

Cow Fishers

We are sure that you don’t need a reminder on the definition of fishing, but we will give you one anyway. We someone goes fishing, they are doing so to catch a fish and nothing else. So, we are just as confused as you about what the heck is going on in this photo.

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We really hope no cows were harmed in the making of this photo. It looks like this cow just wanted to take a bath at the same time these men wanted to catch a fish. However, it doesn’t look like they are trying very hard to do so.

You Only Live Once

This next fisherman understands the importance of rest, just at the wrong time. Again, as much as fishing is exciting, it can get boring if you don’t have the opportunity to catch a fish or you are doing the activity alone. If this man falls into the two categories, then we totally understand him.

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Fishermen tend to give up after a few hours if they end up not catching anything. This man here does not look like he is going home lucky-handed, and we definitely believe he’s accepted his faith. Look closely at his shirt, though. There’s a fish for him there.

What A Resemblance

The resemblance is in this next photo unbelievably striking. This man seems to think the same thing. They are even making the same facial expressions. It’s not often we see come across photos as hilarious and rare as this one.

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It is so funny how some people can gaze at this photo and consider these two identical twins. We truly are speechless. However, we are a little concerned that this fish has teeth like a human. Are we crazy, or is this common?

Fishing with Style

We can’t deny that fishing is enjoyable, especially when you make a fresh catch. It’s even better when like-minded individuals converse about life while fishing. However, going alone can get very dull, especially when you’re having a hard time making a catch.

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This photo is proof that the activity can be quite monotonous. He is alone and probably tired after a long day. He could be sleeping, but with his palm firmly holding onto the rod, we expect him to jump anytime he feels something pulling on his rod.

Great Tactical Setup

Some fishermen have employed some applaudable tactics in their approach to catching fish. We have already seen a few on our list. However, it is advisable to think through every process thoroughly so your ideas will not be your greatest undoing or dangerous.

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We spot six fishing rods in this photo which should surely increase this fisherman’s chances of making a catch. However, he has also increased his chances of making a few mistakes. For example, he could find the first two polls in the water before long.

You Are Mine, No Matter What

Some fishermen are super passionate about this hobby, and we admire that. We have seen a few cases of very desperate people trying to ensure they make at least one catch before they go home. It’s obvious that this old man is not letting anything stop him from doing so before he calls it quits.

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For him, it is literally a do-or-die affair. Even though it puts a smile on our faces, the photo depicts the attitude of a man who does not give up easily, and that is a valuable lesson to learn. However, if you also use something to help you walk, we suggest not going to this extreme to catch a fresh fish.

Painful but Funny

Getting into the “fish business” is not something to take lightly. We have seen many funny fishing photos so far, but there are many instances where fishing trips can turn dangerous. However, we are here to laugh a little bit, and this photo might just cause you to crack up.

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It will be easier for you to understand the complexity of the situation of this fisherman if you have ever found yourself in a similar position. However, we can tell from the photo that this is easily avoidable. In one of the earlier guides, we talked about the importance of timing, and the boat driving messed that up completely here.

Fish Kissing

People who love sports are always ecstatic when they win a medal or trophy for winning a race, match, or competition. We’re sure you have seen some of them kiss their trophies or awards before. That is not different for this next lady, who also chose to kiss her ‘trophy.”

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However, in this case, the trophy here is a very real fish. This doesn’t seem to phase this woman since she is proud of her catch. Her job is obviously done for the day, so she is probably ready to go home and show off to all of her friends.

Fashion Before Fishing

So you are about to have a party to let your friends taste different kinds of fish. But what happens when you forget the fish? This woman obviously wants to save the day, and she will do so in heels!

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If a passerby were to walk by this sight, we are sure they would need to do a doubletake. It’s not every day we see a woman dressed up, let alone in heels, to fish. She will definitely have a story to tell when her guests arrive.

Let’s Wait and See

There are clothes and stores dedicated to the type of clothes fishermen should wear when they embark on a fishing adventure. Although many photos in this guide do not obey that rule, they thoroughly entertain us, and this photo fits into that category.

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The amusing thing about this photo is the fact that the lady looks extremely focused on fishing even though the camera does not capture her face. Another thing is that she’s fishing at the beach. She is more likely to get splashed than to catch a fish.

Show Me What You’ve Got

This article is not short of couples in their wedding photos trying to take graceful photos while fishing. It’s lovely to see them supporting each other and trying to have a nice time together. It looks like this groom is trying his hardest to impress his bride.

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The husband must have some excellent fishing skills. It looks like he’s reeling in a huge fish. His bride is cheering happily from behind, knowing she has dinner to prepare that night. They will have a good night eating some fresh fish.

Give Me Some Meal

This is the second time we are talking about cats in our guide. And, we said before that most cats have a love for fish and will have no problem devouring one if it’s insight. They also crush rats at any given opportunity, amongst other things.

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Cats are very funny creatures. Just take a look at how this cat is joyous at the food he’s given on the water. The disadvantage of having pets like cats while fishing is because of their lack of control and over-excitement.

Three-eyed Fish

We can’t say we’ve seen a fish with three eyes. So, we consider this guy lucking for catching one. Someone once described this fish as the eighth wonder of the sea world. We are quite sure no one has ever seen anything like this fish.

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Science researchers have proved that it is extremely difficult to find a fish that has three eyes located on a particular side of its head. We know what you’re thinking, so don’t worry. The taste of the fish remains unaffected despite this shocking defect.

That Must Be a Monstrous Fish

Sometimes, we wish some of these photos were videos. Even though we feel the craziness and humor from the photo, we can’t imagine what it felt like in real-time. This photo below reflects what we are trying to say here.

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From the looks of this funny fishing photo, you might be asking yourself, “Is he the one fishing, or is he the one being fished?” The tracks in the sand say it all. The fisherman was literally dragged all the way to the shore by a powerful fish.

Skeleton Fisherman

Here comes another improvisation. Fishing tools have been introduced to the fishing system over time to make fishing easier than ever before. But even though this is the case, some fishermen and women still find it tiring and still look for easier ways to fish.

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Fishing could be physically and mentally tiring. To catch a single fish could take you more than you ever envisaged. The use of a skeleton to hold the rod until you catch a fish is apparently just another method fishermen employed to make a catch.

Fish-Catching Expert

When you are able to catch enough fish that won’t fit in your two bare hands, then you know you have done exceptionally well for yourself. But what happened to a bucket or a fishing basket? This woman has a lot of courage.

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This is an act of passion for all your fishing lovers out there. Putting a fish right out of the water in your mouth is not something we can swallow. And, she is not just holding one or two relatively big fish, but three. She must be a very good fisherwoman to do this.

Abide by The Rules

As someone who fishes, you should follow the rules. Generally, people who fish are known to abide by rules and regulations. When starting out, ensure you reach out to an expert so you will not wind up in a funny fishing photo.

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The bridge is on the ground that is as dry as a desert, but whoever wrote these instructions still had the urge to place it in a place that is nowhere near water. We truly believe this person did this as a practical joke, and it is pretty hilarious.

I’ll Do This

Once again, this is a photo that would have appeared extremely beautiful and amazing if it were a GIF or video, but it is what it is. Even as a photo, it sparks joy and excitement. There are not many fishing photos out there that will make you laugh like this one.

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By the looks of this young man’s expression, he seems to wither be in pain or soaking up the exciting moment of catching a fish. Even though this photo is kind of funny, we hope he is not experiencing any discomfort.

The Fish Is My Concern

Some dudes have different ways of expressing how tired and fed up they become due to their ill-luck in fishing. When we saw this picture, we couldn’t stop laughing at how a man could pose like this as though he is modeling for a fishing magazine.

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We understand that candid pictures have the ability to capture people at their worst possible moments in the worse possible positions, but this just stands out in a comic way. Don’t you think a great catch should compensate for this work of art?

Let’s Fish for The Future

What is it with just married couple taking photos while fishing? However, we have to say that this is one of the more adorable photos we’ve seen so far. Both are actively involved in holding the rod, so they saw it as the perfect moment to snap a photo.

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Both the bride and the groom are blossoming and seem to love what they are doing. From their position in the photo, it looks like they are holding a selfie stick rather than a fishing rod and were about to take a selfie before they were called to take this photo.

Snow Fishing

Fishing when it is snowing is not a regular occurrence, but this is a very normal activity in some places. If you want to be comfortable fishing in cold weather, you must be fully dressed up in thick clothes, but our man here has different ideas.  

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He went out fishing in the snow like this like it’s a typical day. This is quite comical since most of us would squirm at the idea of doing something like this. However, this guy looks like he is thoroughly enjoying his time. Maybe the fish took his clothes.

Did He Only Catch with The Mouth, Or He Ate Also?

From holding a fish with the mouth to catching one with the mouth, we’ve got a lot of funny fishing photos for your viewing pleasure. We do not know how many of our readers can go all the way to do what this man did.

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We should take a moment to applaud this courageous man. Wow! Just wow. It isn’t a cooked fish but a very fresh one directly from the waters. We don’t know how he’ll feel if the fish stays much longer in his mouth.

What Are Friends For

The importance of teamwork cannot be overstated. It goes a long way when you are helping yourself and others succeed. When teamwork turns out to be very hilarious, then you know you’re in for an interesting result.

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This picture is all shades of funny. The mission is to catch fish, and the motto is “any way is a way.” That being said, this is a dangerous way of catching fish, even though we love how funny it looks.

Very Surprised at The Catch

When you don’t fish that often, then the experience is always an interesting one. It’s not going to be boring because you will most likely do it with company. When you catch something, whether for the first time or second time while fishing, you’ll be very excited, trust us.

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Looking at these ladies shouting and jumping for joy about catching a fish makes us want to go out fishing right now. It is very amusing to see people super excited about their fishing adventures. You might agree that the fish isn’t a big one, but that doesn’t matter to them.

Challenges Breeds Solutions

People take advantage of situations very easily. It could either be a good or bad situation, but it doesn’t phase them no matter what. Nowadays, people don’t take just take pictures in lakes, rivers, and the likes. They take them during floods.

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You can seize the opportunity to fish whenever there is a flood after an heavy rainfall. You do not have to go to the stream or lake all the time before to catch as fish. Seize the moment when there is water all around you! This guy has it figured out!

Do Not Disturb!

This is not the first time we’re seeing forlorn photos of drained and tired fishermen. Like we already established earlier, fatigue (both physical and mental) could cause this situation just like this fisherman is in. However, he keeps on trekking.

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We find this quite entertaining because how can you sit by the water with a lost smile, a dead fish, and a camouflage? With all of those features present in this photo, we can conclude that it is a very hilarious one that deserves to be on our list.

Rule Breakers

This is quite similar to a photo we came across earlier. Despite the obvious instruction on the big sign, the people fishing them and went pretended as though the rules didn’t exist. And we’re not just talking about one or two because there is more than ten present in this photo.

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With the number of fishermen seen in this picture, there could be potential of catching plenty of fish if the odds fall in their favor. Perhaps they decided to do this because of the saying, “there is strength in numbers.”

Diving ‘Spear fisher’

This is one of the most beautiful fishing pictures in the history of the world. The art of spearfishing is not so common in this western world, but it definitely has picked up popularity over the years. This fisher’s dive is effortlessly amazing.

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The photo is worth more than a million likes. He did not even need a spear or any of the regular fishing equipment to do justice to the unlucky prey in the water. Instead, he decides to execute his job with a stick. This takes lots of talent and practice.

Fish Designed Flops

We have talked about the choice of clothes to put on when going fishing, and that includes footwear. Always consider the traction of your chosen shoes and their durability before making a purchase. We don’t know if we can consider these next pairs of shoes fit for fishing.

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Many may not know, but the kind of footwear that fishermen need is quite hefty. If a fisherman wears what we see in this photo, it might cause them to slip in the water along with the fish they are trying to catch.