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 John Gay once said...

When if or chance or hunger's powerful sway Directs the roving trout this fatal way, He greedily sucks in the twining bait, And tugs and nibbles the fallacious meat. Now, happy fisherman; now twitch the line! How thy rod bends! behold, the prize is thine!

In Fishing Quotes, by John Gay , Source: Rural Sports (canto I, l. 150)

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