My brother is a bona fide fishing nut. He lives for angling, so much so that his wife declares herself a fishing widow. She used to fish with him, but couldn’t keep up the pace. Now he fishes with anyone who will go with him, often going it alone, carving out as much free time as he can for his passion. I call it a passion because that’s exactly what it is. He loves fishing. However, no matter how much he proclaims his affinity for the scaled ones, his appetite for the pastime will never rise to the level of the people in this blog post.
I’m not too sure about the engineering behind this, but a man in Oklahoma missed fishing so much when he was at home that he decided to do something about it. Paul Phillips got fed up with being told he couldn’t fish where he wanted, so he built a home over a pond. Actually, he dug a hole in the earth, filled it with water, and then build his house partially over the pond complete with a trap door in the floor of the living room so he can cast from his sofa!
I would have to say that this kayak fisher found himself in a situation most anglers would love to be in: catching a fish that’s too big. Daniel Ng embarked near Coney Island, NY, for a leisurely day of fishing from his kayak when he hooked a fish (no idea what species) so large it dragged him and his yak a mile out to sea before sinking. Luckily Ng was able to call the Coast Guard. Not so luckily, the big one got away.
Tattoos are nothing new, and the more extreme ones are not that extreme anymore. It’s not uncommon to see someone with ink across their chest or back, or even face for that matter. However, it still shows a tremendous amount of passion to allow your body to become a billboard for the sport you love. A guy (or girl) has to be pretty committed to get a tattoo like this. It says I Love Fishing and I Always Will!
Not too sure how the groom talked his way into this. The only real way this can happen is if both husband and wife to be are fishing fanatics. Otherwise it might end in disaster, and I’m not just talking about the ceremony. Seriously, can you imagine the conversation? “Honey, we need to plan our wedding. I was thinking about a nice, classy affair at the local cathedral. What do you think?” “Well, dear. I was thinking about something a little more…wet.” The bottom line is if a man can find a woman who will put up with his passion for fishing this much, she is a keeper!