I’ve always imagined that one day I would be able to feed my family by catching fish and this summer sail seemed like the obvious time to get started.
Ellery has been so busy refitting our boat, so he nominated me in charge of fishing. This seems silly seeing as he knows a little about fishing and I know nothing.
I think I may have watched someone fish once and I like to cook and eat salmon. So really, that is all I know about fish.
I am passionate about learning to fish and naively, I am extremely optimistic about my chances.
Thanks to our fellow sailing friends, I was armed with a list of fishing gear when I set off walking to Trotac, our local marine store.
I had Amelia in the carrier and was hoping she would nap while I browsed fishing gear.
I was a little overwhelmed when I walked into Trotac and saw ALL the fishing gear. Amelia was not sleeping when I arrived but wide awake in the carrier.
Needless to say, it all went better than expected. The staff at Trotac were amazing, informative and helpful. They helped me find everything on my list, explained what each item was for and how to attach it together.
Amelia did not nap but was awake and looking around the whole time. I think she learned about as much about fishing as I did that day.
It was also very helpful that I did not have to carry all my new fishing gear home that day. Trotac kept it for me so I could pick it up the next day with the car.
When we did pick it up the next day, we decided to buy a crab trap too. Another quick trip to Russell books, where I found this gem.
Now that we have invested in fishing gear, I sure hope I can catch us some fish this summer! Don’t worry, I bought myself a fishing license too!