Harvesting the Pond

I read a comment from a farmer recently who said a good fish pond is like a garden you don’t have to plant or till; you only have to harvest it.

We have a good fish pond, but I don’t spend enough time harvesting it.  With so many other tasks piled up this time of year (my to-do list has 106 items on it), going fishing seems something of a time-wasting luxury.

But yesterday I decided to spend an hour, during the heat of midday, at the pond.


For the first 55 minutes, though I had some strong bites, I had nothing else to show for my effort.

But just as I was about to call it quits I snagged this one.


That’s a couple of fine suppers right there.