dock of the bay

This afternoon Tess and I went fishing off the government wharf in Queen Charlotte. Her dad generously outfitted us with a casting rod and a trolling rod before we left Vancouver. He also supplied a tackle box with myriad gear.

The wharf is a good place for casting so we had planned to trade off with that rod. Shortly after we arrived a fisherman named Pat wandered over to say hello. When he saw we were sharing a rod he quickly went and fetched his and lent it to Tess. After a short lesson he walked off to do other things.

Tess was soon casting far further than I. Her marksmanship took a little longer to refine. The end landing spot was typically within 90 degrees of her target. 90 degrees either side. Only once did the lure end up inside Pat’s boat.

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Tess casting with Pat's big fishing boat in behind

In the end she nailed it and her casts were distant and true.

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3 Responses to dock of the bay

  1. This post makes me extremely happy! Thanks for all the updates kaan :)

  2. gailhunt says:

    nice, nice, vay nice! The point isn’t to catch a fish, is it?

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