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In Person: A Fish of My Own

As told to C.B. Gavant

Hi! My name is Binyamin and I’m 12 years old. I live in Rechovot, a city in central Israel, and I love fishing. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Rechovot, but there’s no lake, river, or sea here. There isn’t a lake, river, or sea in Yerushalayim, either, where I used to live. So you may be wondering how I decided I like fishing.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My father thinks it’s because I had a classmate who was very into animals and he got me started, but I’m not sure. I remember going to Teveria with my family and seeing fishermen along the Kinneret and thinking, I wish I could try that too. At first, I used to build my own fishing rods out of sticks I found lying around and fish off our back porch. Well, obviously there’s no water there, so I didn’t catch any fish. But when my parents saw how interested I was, they took me to a fishing store in Teveria. The man in the store showed me how to use a real rod and hooks, and the weights and floats that help you cast the line way out into the water.

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