A Dinosaur in Paradise
Homer Morgan is an American expatriate who has lived in Tahiti for more than 50 years.
In our lovely islands with their limpid lagoons and deep water passes offering easy access to the tropical ocean that surrounds them all, fishing is of primary importance to the entire local population. Its nourishment, much of its livelihood and a large part of its pleasure are to be found in outwitting the finny denizens of the deep. Of course, the object of the operation is to get the fish out of the sea and into the kitchen, market or restaurant, becoming the family meal or a nice source of income. To do this, the Polynesians have devised fishing techniques as varied as the fish they are designed to catch.
When I first arrived here, 58 years ago, I was an avid fisherman, California style, and I wanted to learn all I could about local fishing methods and how I could have some fun with them.……………
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