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John Darling


Combining two loves...

Since I was more or less forced to retire by American society due to my age, I've decided to start a fishing blog, which I call The Old Man & The Seas (with a tip of the hat to Hemingway).  

I caught my first fish when I was five years old.  I was with my grandfather who knew everything about fishing.  When he saw how excited I was about catching a little perch he started teaching me all about fish and fishing.  That was over 60 years ago and everything he told me still holds true.  I often find myself fishing on a boat, pier, or shore catching fish one after another while people standing close by are catching nothing.  When they ask me how I do it, I show them how my grandfather taught me since there are no jealousies between most fishermen.

In my blog, I cover three areas:

  • I tell of fishing outings that I go on
  • I share my grandfather's wisdom
  • I share memories of past fishing adventures

Even if you do not fish, I think you will enjoy this blog.

You can read it here: The Old Man & The Seas