People Are More Important Than a Rotten Deck?

I am a basket case right now. Been a crazy few weeks trying to get the last of the fishing season and gear storage wrapped up before the snow flies. We have had unusually warm weather and this helped me address many things around my property that have been neglected the last six years of…

A First – In Six Gears

“Bad fishing makes for easy decisions” Andy Rayner We fished seventy nets Friday, two days fishing, for about 8 lbs of eels. Yes, that bad. My eel buying guy called Friday saying he was coming buy with the tanker truck to pick up our weeks catch of live eel on Saturday morning. We did not…

Under The African And Canadian Moon

“After thirty years of marriage all I got was this dumb ring.” Andy Rayner What I jokingly said to my wife about the 30th anniversary ring I got her this year.  We both laughed. She bought me a 30th anniversary Telescope. A Meade ETX 125 Observer. I had been eyeing one of these babies since…

He Could Choke In Ivory Coast

From a letter i sent home from Ivory Coast in 1997…. our firsts minutes back into the country. The Airport was chaos in those days. “We arrived 5 hours late (to airport in Abidjan), called and found that Milton (Milton Clark) was ready to leave (Abidjan) not knowing where we were since we did not…