Those who don’t want us to fish are all around us. Unfortunately, they don’t wear signs so we can identify them, take them fishing, and open their eyes to the happiness, the peace of mind, and all of the other good things that they are missing.
Here’s a message that I received today at Activist Angler:
"hi, just saw your page. Am wondering why catch and release should be allowed. For people's fun? because you enjoy fishing so much? How would you feel if someone was hunting you for fun? Have you tried to find another pass time? Its cruel in my opinion. Even if you say the fish can't feel pain , they are fighting for their lives...please enlighten me!"
I recommended that he/she read my book, Why We Fish--- Reel Wisdom From Real Fishermen.
Sadly, I doubt that he/she will. The tone of the message clearly indicates that this person has a closed mind and is not about to open it to the myriad blessings that fishing bestows.