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Fishing Anecdotes from the Rich and Famous

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marlin fishing off the coast of Cuba in 1960. The pairing of these two revolutionaries for a fishing tournament is but one unusual anecdote in the annals of fishing. (Photo courtesy of WorldFishingNetwork.com)
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara marlin fishing off the coast of Cuba in 1960. The pairing of these two revolutionaries for a fishing tournament is but one unusual anecdote in the annals of fishing. (Photo courtesy of WorldFishingNetwork.com)

A collection of short, amusing and interesting stories about some well-known people

An anecdote is simply a short, amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. Some of my favorites are about well-known people who had a penchant for fishing.

Consider Mark Twain, for example. The famous American author and humorist loved to fish and loved to brag about his fishing exploits even more. Once, after a three-week fishing trip in Maine, a trip that took place long after the state’s fishing season had closed, Twain related tales of his angling adventures to a fellow passenger on the train that was taking him home. The stranger didn’t seem impressed with Twain’s stories of a big catch, however. In fact, he seemed downright perturbed.

“By the way, who are you, sir?” Twain finally inquired.

“I’m the state game warden,” the man snarled. “Who are you?”

Twain nearly swallowed his cigar. “Well, to be perfectly truthful, warden,” he answered, thinking of his catch iced down in the baggage car. “I’m the biggest damn liar in the whole United States!”

Here are more unforgettable anecdotes about people you probably didn’t even know were anglers.

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