Vince Marrello poses with his catch of the day, a large Salmon caught in the Nottawasaga River.
Fishing is all about personal goals, and attaining those goals is a sure way to improve self-esteem. It’s also a lifelong skill that I’ve come to enjoy starting when I was a child. The best memories I have are with my father and relatives in the early spring and summer mornings; the smell of the coffee pot brewing at 5 a.m. was a sure indication we were well on our way. The excitement of hooking something and not knowing what’s on the other side is a thrill you can only experience outdoors. Being able to bring home a fresh meal to cook for your family is also rewarding itself.
No matter what age you are, when you become an angler you are part of a community, whether you take part in competitions, or just nod and greet the angler next to you, being around people, sharing an interest with new friends is a great way to spend the day. So leave your computer and emails behind, get away from the game consoles or tablets, and let your eyes rest on the gently sparkling water. Our community in Angus offers a terrific landscape where you can wet your line, and has many areas to land a seasonal Salmon or Rainbow Trout. I’ve lived here since 2012, with some of my best catches coming from the Nottawasaga River, which runs through the heart of Angus’ town centre.
Having fun and simply enjoying yourself is a huge health benefit. Being and feeling happy is something that you can never measure. So get out there and enjoy some top-notch fishing right in your backyard!
By Vince Marrello