I caught a couple of nice-sized bass in the pond one afternoon last week, including this one. As I’ve said before, I don’t really enjoy fishing. I don’t go often and when I do I only stay an hour. That whole hour my head is usually swimming with thoughts of things that need doing on the farm.
I don’t like cleaning fish either.
But I do enjoy eating them occasionally. Fresh fish is delicious and is a great source of Omega 3s.
Of course I could eat fish without having to catch and clean them myself. But catching my own fish is part of our homesteading philosophy. And pursuant to my farmitarianism (go HERE for an explanation), I don’t eat animals that I didn’t raise, hunt or catch myself. It’s been years since we bought any meat and I hope to never do so again.
When I catch a fish, I’ll usually have one of the fillets for supper and we’ll freeze the other one, so there will be a fish option in the winter. Game and fish like this are the ultimate organic free-range meat sources.
And as long as I keep line and hooks around, I have insurance against ever going hungry.
And, honestly, sometimes it’s good to take a break from the gardens and just go cast and reel for an hour.