Fishing with my daughter

TheFarr

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When my daughter was born my fishing pastime went into hibernation for a few years due to pretty much everything getting in the way. I took up cycling in that time and more or less forgot about fishing and even sold some of my gear to make space in the sheds.
My daughter is 6 in two weeks and over the past year she has shown an interest (off her own back not mine) in watching fishing shows on the TV. The likes of River Monsters, Monster Carp, Fishing Allstars and loads of other American ones on Sky have given her an excitement for going fishing.
So yesterday after making a few additions to the tackle box and giving everything a dust I took my daughter fishing for the first time. The weather was forecast to be very wet and rained pretty much most of the day on and off but temperatures were ok. We headed off to Partridge Lakes where I used to fish quite regular and settled on Holbar.
I packed a pop up tent for her as shelter and brought along other forms of entertainment just in case she got bored.

We both had a great day. The little one was my net handler and assisted in any way she could. She wanted to be beside me despite the rain and even asked if we could stay and fish throught the night. She logged every fish we caught in her book and even started recognising and naming the types of fish as she was about to net them.
We had such a good day on the bank and my love for fishing has been fully restored. To share my love for fishing with my little girl and see her having so much fun was one of the most enjoyable days I've had in years and it appears that I now have a new fishing companion.
The sun even made an appearance for the last few hours ?
 

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tipitinmick

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Been there done that. My daughter is 24 now. I wish I could turn the clock back and do it all over again. Make the most of it because they grow up far too quickly. ?
 

ukzero1

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Nice smiles and good fish. can't beat it. Just make sure you hide your wallet, if she get's the bug bad...it can be expensive. :LOL:
 

ukzero1

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Instead of asking.."Dad, can I borrow the keys to your car.."? It'll be "Dad..can I borrow the keys to your tackle shed?.."
 

Paul22

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Awesome......... that’s the best fishing memories you can have.....great stuff ??
 

Wise Owl

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Feel good story of the month ?nice one mate enjoy it as they grow up so fast ?
 

Method Man

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Fantastic bringing in the younger generation, I had the same type of experience with my son but that was 40 years ago and he still goes fishing and when he is with me now I still hear the familiar Dad!!! have you got a ??
 
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