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Can you cheat while catching fish?

 

“When people cheat in any arena, they diminish themselves-they threaten their own self-esteem and their relationships with others by undermining the trust they have in their ability to succeed and in their ability to be true.” ― Cheryl Hughes

We have all heard fish tales about the ones that got away. Well, this is a story about the fish that were thrown back into the ocean. This mother and her two children had been fishing on the end of a private dock for quite some time when I arrived at the site. I watched them meticulously place their bait on the hooks, skilfully cast the lines in the water and then wait patiently for the fish to nibble. A number of times the trio caught a fish but threw them back into the water. I asked them why they did this. They told me the fish were either too small or out of season to be caught. Bravo to this mom and her eco conscious family.

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Quote of the week: "Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception." -- Kenneth Koch

2 Comments on Can you cheat while catching fish?

  1. I thought “the one that got away” stories were “fish that were thrown back in the ocean” stories…at least if you were referring to the metaphorical sense. They probably thought they caught it out of season; so, they threw it back to be respectful. Then, they really wish they could have that fish back.

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    • Thank you for your comments. All are good points. The stories I was referrring to involve those fishermen who have caught nothing all day long and invent larger than life fish in their own minds…sometimes metaphysical entities that they use to impress their friends with their fishing prowess.

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