- "This is great. I can't believe we didn't do it years ago."
- —Samantha Carter
Fishing is the activity of catching fish, normally in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. Several races throughout the universe fish, including the Tau'ri, Cimmerians, and Edorans. (SG1: "Thor's Hammer", "A Hundred Days")
In 2000 when SG-1 received leave time, Colonel Jack O'Neill (an avid fisher) invited Major Samantha Carter to go on a fishing trip in Minnesota with him, unsuccessfully. Later, when the trip was delayed, Jack invited Thor, who also declined. (SG1: "Nemesis", "Small Victories")
However, Jack's pond actually lacked fish until an alternate SG-1 altered the timeline. It could be possible, however, that fish have always inhabited his pond without him knowing of it. (SG1: "Moebius, Part 2")
Dr. Carson Beckett considers fishing to he the "Sport of kings." In 2007, he was planning to go fishing with Dr. Rodney McKay on Lantea's mainland. However, the trip was canceled after a medical situation emerged. (SGA: "Sunday")
Later in 2008, McKay toyed with the idea of programing the ability to dream into Atlantis' stasis pod. He tempted Dr. Carson Beckett with the idea by saying that he could dream of going fishing in the Scottish Highlands with blond massage therapists. (SGA: "The Kindred, Part 2")