Photos: R. Valentine Atkinson.

Photographer R. Valentine Atkinson has seen and done it all and been able to capture these moments on and off the water in a way that relates to anglers of all shapes and sizes. He has become a go-to name for nearly every outdoor publication and countless marketing campaigns.

Over the years, he’s witnessed the humorous, quirky, ridiculous, outlandish and just plain absurd through his camera lens—moments that weren’t staged and were especially striking. The following images represent a part of his collection he refers to as “offbeat fish humor”—quick snippets of particular moments in the sporting life that struck him.

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