One of the main reasons I got into charter fishing was to meet people and develop long lasting relationships that turn into friendships. This is a story about one of those friendships.
Three years ago I received a call from a mother asking about charter information for her son Henry. It seems that Henry had the bug and was obsessed with fishing. She wanted to plan a fishing trip for his birthday. Henry was going to be 6 years old on October 6, 2014. It just so happens that I was going to turn 66 years old on October 6, 2014. I told his mom, how can I NOT take Henry fishing on our birthday”! The trip was set and everyone had a great time catching a variety of fish in the Long Island Sound.
The trip has become an annual event and I really look forward to fishing with my new friend Henry. Just this past weekend he, his brother and dad joined me for a tough day of fishing. The fish weren’t biting but Henry still managed to land the fish of the day, a nice 22” fluke. His smile tells it all.
My wish is to take Henry fishing when he turns 36 years old. You do the math!