25 Celebrities That Love Fishing. Some Of These Were Shockers! [PICS]

By: Joseph Simonds on July 25, 2016
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It’s celebrity fishing time!

When they say that the rich and famous are not at all that “different” from anyone of us, it’s pretty true when you see all of the celebrity fishing pics below.

After a long day of being awesome and making more money than most of us will make in our lifetime, celebrities also need a hobby or a sport that’ll let them unwind and reinvigorate, taking them away from the constant pressure of their works.

With that in mind, we list some of the most interesting (and a few shocking) celebrities and famous people that find peace and satisfaction in fishing and going outdoors.

Even if many of these celebrities aren’t the best anglers, at least they aren’t taking sides with PETA and bashing our beloved pasttime…


1. Oprah Winfrey

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One of the greatest influencers in America, Oprah Winfrey, is really a woman of style and substance.

And after we found out that she loves to fish, it’s not suprising that she is loved and adored by so many.

Fish On Oprah!

2. Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt and one of his daughters fishing

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Hollywood actor Brad Pitt began to fall in love with fishing when he needed to learn the skill for his iconic role as a fly-fisherman in 1992 film ‘A River Runs Through It’. From then on, he continues to fish leisurely – taking with him his wife and kids.

And if Brad Pitt can find time to fish, then so can you.

Fish On Brad!

3. Avril Lavigne

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Yep, this same punk-rock female singer is the same girl that grew up fishing in the picture below with her brother.

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Avril and her brother fishing as kids

Pop princess Avril Lavigne is well-known for her strong personality and non-commercial image in the music space. Growing up with her brothers, she has begun to love “fishing of all kinds.”

Just like many of the other celebrities on the list, this singer-songwriter is a “tomboy at heart” and loves fishing any chance she gets!

4. Hank Williams, Jr. 

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Hank Williams Jr. enjoying a day of fishing with Capt. Krista and Capt. Jack Frye

What do you think you would have become if you weren’t the person you are today?

That was a question that was asked to Hank many years ago.

For Hank Williams Jr., his answer was that if he weren’t an entrepreneur or a musician, he would be on a fishing boat or teaching people to fish or hunt.

“Well, fishing and hunting are two of the best things I could be doing if I am not doing a show. I don’t book shows during hunting season at all,” the singer-songwriter disclosed.

Fish On Hank! Looking Salt Strong in the pic!

5. Former President George Bush Sr.

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The oldest living president, George Herbert Walker Bush, who just turned 92 last June, led the Wednesday’s “Fishing for Freedom” event with a pool of 40 wounded warriors on a fishing trip at the helm of his speedboat three days after his bash.

Reportedly, the former president competed in several fishing tournaments and has always been greatly committed in his fishing conservation efforts. His interest for fishing has sprouted into something worthwhile among fishers and anglers across the world.

For years, you could find George Sr. down in Florida (usually near Boca Grande) in search of tarpon, snook, and redfish.

6. Kevin Costner

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This seasoned veteran and 1994’s Waterworld actor enjoys everything from fly fishing to spearfishing.

He likewise admitted that he has been fishing since his diaper days and still loves the sport up to now. His passion for this all-time hobby has grown each day that he would even fish in a mud puddle if someone said there are “gems” in it.

“I am not a purist. I’ll fish with a bobber. I don’t think there’s any greater thrill than seeing that red-and-white bobber go shwwwwwomp down,” the two-time academy award winner said.

7. Harrison Ford

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Another fishing hobbyist is the American actor and film producer, the face of Indiana Jones, and the “Han Solo” of the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy, Harrison Ford.

Perhaps, the secret behind his “charming leathered face” is sportfishing that includes being out in the sun, loving the sand and the sea as well as being with his fishing gears and buddies, too.

8. Sarah Palin

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Known to be an avid fishing fan, Sarah Louise Palin loves to take her hubby and kids too to fishing trips – getting a dose of sunshine, having fun in the water and of course, feeling fulfilled in getting some fishing in.

“I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture than holding their camera in front of a bathroom mirror, talking a selfie,” the American politician, commentator and author posted on Facebook.

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I think she took that quote from us, but awesome either way…

9. Rihanna

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Imagine seeing a young gal in her fiery red hair and gothic black lipstick while deep sea fishing?

Well, Rihanna just gave her fisherwoman look a rock star edge. In an Instagram photo that surprised most of her followers, RiRi wrote: “Meet my catch of the day Mr. Mahi”.

During that fishing trip in the tropical seas, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, a Barbadian singer and songwriter, successfully landed her scrumptious sashimi lunch when she reeled in one of Hawaii’s famous mahi-mahi. Yum!

10. President Obama

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Despite his hectic schedule, President Barack Obama sees to it that he still manages to take advantage of every opportunity, including learning how to fish and understanding everything about it.

Though the POTUS is new to fly fishing, local fishing guide Dan Vermillion said he was impressed with the president’s grasp of the sport.

“The president was a very quick learner,” said Vermillion. “He was really interested in learning about fly fishing. If time allows, I think he will become a very good fisherman. He is obviously a very good athlete.”

Here is another picture of Obama fishing (apparently someone told him he needed gloves to hold the fish…)

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Obama holding a fish in Alaska (with gloves)

Even if he’s not the best angler, it’s good to know that world’s leaders are still smart enough to have good taste when it comes to selecting their outdoor hobbies…

11. Liam Neeson

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To have a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and escape Hollywood lifestyle, the ‘Taken’ actor Liam Neeson goes fly fishing, specifically taking two months off every year to indulge in his hobbies and travels to different parts of the U.S. to go angling.

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“’I try to take July and August off every year, do a little bit of fly fishing… America is so beautiful.”

And yes, this month indeed commences the best time of the year. Fish on, dude!

12. Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods always finds time to head out and go fishing whenever he’s not on the green. “I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful,” the popular golfer shared.

Related: 50 Amazing Fishing Quotes By Athletes And Celebrities (see them here now)

Apparently, he’s even got a taste for spearfishing and enjoys fishing for large-mouth bass. His website likewise reveals that his most favorite saltwater retreat is “going underwater and shooting fish” – no doubt, he’s such a sports enthusiast!

13. Karl Malone

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Just like Woods and Williams, if you don’t see Karl Malone making any public appearances, the legendary retired basketball star sees to it that he hunts and fishes as often as he could.

With this kind of passion over the years, Malone even put up “Youth Conservation Initiative” to get lots of children love the outdoors.

Karl Malone Likes Fishing. Fact.

14. Lorrie Morgan

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The legendary country sweetheart Lorrie Morgan not only makes top Billboard music hits but also strikes the fun of going outdoors and wetting a line. As a matter of fact, two of her favorite hobbies are fishing and hunting, not is apparently pretty good with guns.

Lori on one of her fishing trips:

“I remember my son Jesse reeled a big tuna by himself… The captain filleted it for us right there, and when we got back to the hotel, the chef cooked it for our dinner,” Morgan reminisced.

15. Blake Shelton

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‘The Voice’ co-host and singer Blake Shelton loves fishing for bass, catfish, carp and trout.

“Mike [my stepdad] taught me a lot about fishing. I knew the basics, but he was more advanced. At Lake Fork you’ve always got the opportunity to catch the bass of a lifetime. A potential 13- to 14-pound bass is not out of the question,” Shelton shared.

Trivia: At their wedding, he and his wife Miranda Lambert served venison they harvested themselves.

16. Emma Watson

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Emma Watson reigned the limelight when she played Hermione Granger in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. The 26-year-old actress, model and activist considers fishing as her top hobby.

Fish On Emma!

17. Tom Colicchio

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The 53-year old American celebrity chef Thomas Patrick “Tom” Colicchio is a perfect addition to any fishing team. Imagine a master chef who can magically turn every catch into a luscious, hale and hearty gourmet.

With his busy schedule from hosting, consultancy and advocacy, Chef Tom still manages to fish regularly.

Luring lots of people to fish and eat sustainable food through his fine food expertise and burning desire to see the world eat better, he makes little efforts to keep the planet in better shape – making for an “interesting perspective on menus and angling ethics.”

18. Robson Green

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This actor, singer, presenter from England has intense fishing enthusiasm that made him begin a series titled ‘Extreme Fishing with Robson Green’. This expert fly-fisherman conquers the world in search of exotic fishing destinations.

This guy can catch some fish!

19. Luke Bryan

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American country music singer and songwriter Thomas Luther Bryan “aka Luke Bryan” admitted that fishing is his one main true loves. He even makes a point to stop in between tour cities in pursuit of bass.

Fish on Luke!

20. Paris Hilton

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“I still am a tomboy. I love to go fishing. I love sports. You know, I think people only see the glamor and the parties, but when I’m at home I’m completely different,” American actress and heiress Paris Hilton shared.

Paris Hilton and her ex-beau, Swiss-based entrepreneur, Thomas Gross used to enjoy fishing and going outdoors together.

See, there’s really something more about fishing that this couple probably included it in their #RelationshipGoals.

21. Jimmy Buffett

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James William “Jimmy” Buffett is an American musician, songwriter, author, actor and businessman.

Known for his great music and “island escapism” lifestyle, Buffett is a guy with fame and fishing chops – even reeled a 350-pound massive tuna.

It’s probably no shocker that Jimmy Buffett loves fishing with all of the amazing fishing and island music he has created over the years.

22. Rodney Atkins

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Believing that the most indispensable hunting or fishing gear would be patience and perseverance, Academy of Country Music award winner Rodney Atkins shared that whenever he has some spare time (away from touring and recording gigs), he can be found on the water, fishing and savoring nature’s priceless gift: serenity.

“Wow, hunting and fishing with my son. From seeing him get his first buck to watching him reel in a 9-pound largemouth bass. Truthfully, it’s just spending those moments in the stillness of the outdoors with him. That is true peace of mind,” he recalled.

23. Brad Miller

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This 7-foot two-time NBA All Star’s fly fishing career of 28 years was inspired by his father. Brad Miller considers high country streams and creeks as well as saltwater flats as his sanctuary where he usually finds peace and solitude.

Brad loves to fish because of the joy this hobby brings, but the greatest feeling about fishing is “teaching the kids to fish and catching their priceless smiles from their first success”.

Good stuff Brad. Fish On!

24. Taylor Swift

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American singer-songwriter Taylor Alison Swift also exemplified her passion about fishing and love for nature. And as her internet meme says, “I’d rather be fishing walleyes in the river.”

And if Taylor Swift had a brother that loved bass fishing, listen to the music video he would then create. Click here.

25. Kim Kardashian

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Is there anything that Kim Kardashian hasn’t done?

Apparently, she found some spare time to do some fishing on one of her countless trips.

Not sure if she caught anything, but dog gone it, I’m sure the local anglers had a blast taking pictures of her.

Fish On Kim!


It’s a fact. Everyone loves fishing… even celebrities.

So what did you think of these fishing celebrities?

Which one shocked you the most?

Did we miss anyone?

Feel free to hit the comment section and let us know your thoughts.

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