While in Florida I decided to boost the local economy by indulging myself with a little fishing. It was my good fortune to set sail with Captain Carl Ball http://awolfishingguide.com/ a Florida native with a deep love of fishing and as an added bonus a classic Mars type with red hair and stocky build and a predatory glimpse in his eye.
It was Capt Carl’s mission to make sure I caught a permit and he would not give up until this happened. This involved 3 hours, many fruitless casts and 4 different secret permit hotspots as the permit is an elusive prey. As a fellow Mars it was thrilling to be engaged in a dogged pursuit and I didn’t even take it personally when Carl shouted at me more than once for sloppy casting and an over vigorous strike that almost cost him the tip of his nose. We finally succeeded and I could see what the fuss was about as it took 20 minutes and a furious struggle to land the quarry – which was tagged and released unharmed.