Did you ever ask yourself the question what fishing means to you? To me it’s all about to relax, getting away from the everyday madness and reflect on life.
Take a minute and think why you are fishing, what are your reasons for fishing. I am pretty sure that if you had a group of anglers standing in a circle together that you will hear different reasons why they are fishing. Behind every reason you will hear that it has a beautiful meaning.
After many years of fishing I have looked at all possible ways and theories and they all have their place and time. Although fishing will have a different meaning to everyone, for me it has always been to have fun.
When I was young boy I could not wait to go to the closest body of water, even if it was on my way to a different sports event. I used a hand line and earth worms for catching small bream. Those days, when we were always late, were the days when the fishing was great and we lost track of time. Those are memories I have kept with me all of my life.
Then one day my dad bought a small white and blue cabin cruiser for fishing. I did not know much about bass fishing from a boat and just went after bream… but not for long.
Then came the day that I had to start working and earn my own money. No more hand outs from my parents.
With time and after settling down, fishing became once again part of my life. All about having fun and enjoying spending time out on the water. I enjoyed hooking my own boat, even if it was just for the morning or afternoon and hit the local dam.
Anytime spent on the water is time away from the great rat race. Time to clear your mind and get yourself ready to face reality. I always look forward to get out and fish with old friends and exchange memories.
I believe that every angler also has memories they will treasure forever. If not, go out and make memories. Bennie Wiese / Editor