People say that football is Americas favorite pastime, but we think fishing is the real favorite. Here is a list of 10 celebrities who love fishing just as much as we do! Some may surprise you.
1. Liam Neeson
The actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Empire magazine ranked Neeson among both the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” and “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”
He said: ”I try to take July and August off every year, do a little bit of fly fishing, I went trekking with my eldest through Utah which was so much fun. It’s beautiful. There’s a place in Southern Utah called the Grand Steppes, very very, America is so beautiful.”
2. Lindsey Vonn
American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, has won four World Cup overall titles and owns the record for most World Cup wins by a woman.
“No matter what I’m doing, it’s always a competition,” Vonn said on a video released by GoPro this year. “Oh, I’m competitive with fly-fishing. I went fly-fishing with friends and I was the only one who caught fish. I’m the fish whisperer. I just say, ‘Here fishy, fishy,’ and they come to me.”
3. Harrison Ford
American actor, director, producer, and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Harrison Ford is a noted fishing hobbyist as well. Ford has said a few times that he doesn’t fish as much as he used to.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Cristiano often posts on his twitter profile the joys of his fishing exploits.
5. Brad Pitt
Actor and producer Brad Pitt is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner known for such films as ‘Legends of the Fall,’ ‘Fight Club,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘Moneyball’ and ’12 Years a Slave.’
Brad was caught on camera doing some fishing and relaxing (with wine). Which, with all those kids… who can blame him.
6. Randy Moss
American professional football player who is considered one of the greatest wide receivers in National Football League (NFL) history.
Moss credited Minnesota guide John Laub Sr. with introducing him to bass fishing during the pro-bowler’s first stint with the Vikings. He knew of Starks’ career in the Bassmaster Elite Series and had tried for two years to set up a bass fishing trip with him.
7. Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan is one of Country music’s biggest superstars, winning numerous awards and scoring No.1 song after No.1 song
“When I look back on my experiences as a kid with my dad, at the top of those lists are always moments that I spent in the outdoors with him,” he explained. “When you’re in a fishing boat with your child for four or five hours, you just can’t replicate that time in any other, I mean, it’s just perfectly well-spent time, in my opinion.”
8. Paris Hilton
Snicker if you will, this heiress has often been found in real life and on social media fishing. We certainly aren’t judging.
She said: “I still am a tomboy. I love to go fishing. I love sports. I used to play ice hockey. You know, I think people only see the glamour and the parties, but when I’m at home I’m completely different.”
9. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who set an amazing career in motion in 1997, when he became the youngest man and the first African American to win the U.S. Masters.
“I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful.”
10. The Bush Family
The Bush Family has 2 former Presidents and a former first lady who all loved fishing! In fact, George H.W. Bush has been called the most sporting President in U.S. history.
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