Born to Fish
Stories of Young Anglers - Patrick Garratt
“Born to Fish” is the story of four youngsters - three boys and one girl. It spans their school years, from early primary school to a post-matric gap year. They grow up in a small town on the lower south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, where they learn how to fish for various species through changing seasons. As with all things in life, they learn through trial and error and from various ‘elders’ who they meet along the way. The elders play an important part in moulding them into conscientious anglers who are in tune with the environment and mindful of the predicaments facing the oceans and their inhabitants.
The book is unique in the manner in which it blends fiction with fact. Using this style of writing, youngsters and older anglers can get the best of both worlds. They can enjoy reading a novel while learning how to fish and how to care for the oceans.
Patrick Garrat PhD is a Marine Biologist, retired CEO of Two Oceans Aquarium and a life long upstream fishing enthusiast.