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Best Fishing Poems

Below are the all-time best Fishing poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of fishing poems written by PoetrySoup members

Out Fishing
I figured something was up when you called in sick today. 
The telephone in your house kept ringing; you went away. 
After you called, you...

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Categories: fishing,
Form: Light Verse

The Fishing Hole
The Fishing Hole
by Jason Williams

Twenty years is quite a while.
And yet I still reminisce and smile,
thinking of those carefree times,
that we trekked and we climbed,

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Categories: fishing, cute love, first love,
Form: Rhyme
Pin Fishing
I remember fondly the summer when I was nine
Catching minnows in the creek was my favorite pastime
Except I called then pin fish, I had quirky...

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Categories: childhood, fishing, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Loss Of The Andrea Gail
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters:
These see the works of the Lord and his wonders in...

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Categories: america, death, fishing, ocean,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Orca's Revenge

A fishing boat left the port of Kinsale 
The rain was lashing and blowing a gale
Fishing grounds were in sight
Then they had a great fright

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Categories: fishing, humor, sea,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member In Sandalwood Dreams
Turned and tossed like toys
Riding the mighty waves
Their master does what he wilt
To them his humble slaves

Rudely he flings their boats asunder
But calm can be...

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Categories: boat, fishing, ocean, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Blue Horizons

beyond cobalt horizon’s expanse
fishing ships far offshore call to me
how joyful were those years
casting, catching, communing
lines between God and nature faded

ocean tides rule my life

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Categories: fishing, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Companions
Tiny boardwalk along the Halifax River
Waiting to see what “catch” nature will deliver

Royal Palms’ fronds rustle in fall’s gentle breeze
No noisy distractions from...

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Categories: bird, fishing, nature,
Form: Couplet
A Farm Yarn
When we were young boys on our farm.
A fish tale never meant any harm,
We oft were given a look,
When from such a tiny brook,
We claimed...

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Categories: adventurefish, fishing,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Love of a Gentleman
There is a place where the land bows down to kiss the misty tide,
Where rolling waves bring memories of the place my heart resides.
There among...

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Categories: family, fishing, love, sun,
Form: Quatrain
Don't rush to wash off the sea salt 
drying on your skin;
the hopes it carries from other oceans,
those remain yet to be seen.

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© A.O. Taner  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fishing, august, beach, beautiful, cool,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Farmer Joe
On the banks of the mighty Skagit,
where the rushing waters flow,
sat a fisherman of merit,
the one known as Farmer Joe.
Long he sat there, long he...

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Categories: fishing, old, time,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother

Pick up the phone...
do it now. 
If you can.
Later if you must, 
I trust that you, 
know the difference. 

She never put you...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fishing, abuse, confidence, earth, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Fishermans Brush With Death - Sea Shanty

One fine day I was fishing at sea
Two big blue whales swam up by me
They flicked their tails sent up a spray
All I could do...

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Categories: boat, fishing, water,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Snowy Albatross

Fishing one day in the southern ocean
The sun had risen and was shining bright
Overhead me I heard a commotion
A snowy albatross gliding in flight.

With a...

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Categories: boat, fishing, ocean, sky,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member big brown bear
big strong furry brown
fishing for salmon with paws~
prancing through flowers   

Date Written: 4/12/2022

3 Place
Wild Animal Haiku Poetry Contest Haiku poetry form only.     Sponsored...

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Categories: fish, fishing, flower, humor,
Form: Haiku
Passing Time
There's a river winding gently through the pastures on the flats,
collecting tributaries of little creeks that the lower ground attracts.
'Tis the river that the angler...

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Categories: fishing, nature,
Form: Verse
Be Careful what you Hook
  I once heard of a fisher Luciano,
  who sang bass as he played on his piano.
  Once he fished and cast...

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Categories: fishing, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Old Campfire Memories Still Endure
Old Campfire Memories Still Endure

Come sit with me around the crackling fire
every night camp needs its burning glow
Of Nature's forest exploring I never tire
often with...

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Categories: appreciation, fire, fishing, mountains,
Form: Rhyme
The Woman and the Fisherman
There was a young woman living by the sea.
Her house was on the shore owned by her family.
The house of a fisherman that was tall...

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Categories: first love, fishing, girlfriend,
Form: Narrative
From Dusk Till Dawn

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Categories: hope, fishing,
Form: Rhyme
Not once did i ever see my father tear up. 
Not once.
Never did i see him get emotional.
Blue with haze.
He was scared.
But he never cried.

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Categories: fishing, absence, addiction, betrayal, fathers
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Fish Named Ben

     There once swam a catfish named Ben
     hadn't eaten since who knows when

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Categories: fishing, humor,
Form: Limerick
He sat there in his fav'rite chair, a blanket 'cross his lap 
And covering his snow white hair was his old fishing cap. 
I knew...

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Categories: fishing, father, nostalgia, social, dad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yard Sale Cowboy On CD
From here to wherever, I'll follow a yard sale sign,
it's a past time endeavor, for my collective state of mind,
I may buy some furniture, or...

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Categories: funny, song-lyricold, nice, fishing,
Form: Lyric