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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Why Do You Fish?

Thank you to those of you who shared your 2023 ‘Why Do You Fish?’ stories. This year we had an overwhelming response; here are some of our favorites. We hope you will continue to enjoy fishing in RI and making more memories in 2024.

My son Jaylen is 5 years old and loves fishing as much as me. It’s all he talks about, and he would be so excited to see himself in the guidebook.

– Kyle Lyons

I love to fish with my son (Benjamin)… we get to spend time together in the outdoors.

– Colin Remington

I find that fishing, to me, is infinite. I’ve been enamored in the aquatic world ever since I was little, pursuing fishing as an action to admire a world foreign to me, but I find in myself that it is more than the fish that I am after, it is much more to me. I crave the challenge, the artistic mastery of perfection. I yearn for the awe-inspiring destinations, finding my soul drifting back in days of yore. I respect the fish, for it’s more than itself to me, it creates aptitude for life changing experiences.

– Harper Nelson

Hello, my name is Andrew (Scott) Hafner and this picture sums it all up. Nature heals. I hope it finds its way into your publication.