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  • When I was in my early thirties I lived in an area with many good fishing lakes and rivers. I started to fish trout in the lakes close to my village, and for some years I really enjoyed this new hobby.

    However, for some reason I lost the interest in fishing and turned to photography instead. I bought my first SLR camera and started to capture images instead of trout.

    My son, who is now 14 years old, has enjoyed fishing since he was a kid. He started fishing on the docks in our village where he caught cod and haddock, and later he began fishing trout in the lakes in our neighbourhood.

    Last summer my colleagues were fishing salmon in one of the best rivers in the country, and my son was invited to join them and try some fly fishing. He did quite well and soon a salmon swallowed his fly. Unfortunately for my son, but fortunately for the salmon he got loose, and in spite of some good attempts, my son did not get another fish on that day. “It felt like scoring a great goal in a football match, but still lose the game” he said when we drove back home.

    On our fishing trips I always try to find time to take some photos, so I get the best of both worlds; I like supporting my son in his hobbies, and at the same time I can do one of the things that I enjoy the most.
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