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When I went fishing

During childhood, I went fishing several times. I'm no good fisherman: as a rule, I didn't catch anything when my friends caught two or three fishes at a time.

The process seems quite simple for me: you take a fishing rod, tie a fishing line to it, then tie a hook to a fishing line and go with it to the nearest bank. There you hook a worm and throw it into the water. After that, you just sit and wait until the fish bite, pull the rod and get the fish. Then you repeat the whole process, starting with hooking up the worm.

The most difficult thing for me in the fishing was to make sure that the fishing line is not tangled.

Why the fish didn't want to be caught, I still don't know.

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I learn : Spanish (Intermediate)
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During childhood, I went fishing several times. I'm no not a good fisherman. As a rule, I didn't catch anything when my friends caught two or three fishes at a time.

The process seems quite simple for me: you take a fishing rod, tie a fishing line to it, then tie a hook to a fishing line and go with it to the nearest bank. There you hook a worm and throw it into the water. After that, you just sit and wait until the fish bites, pull the rod and get the fish. Then (cana also say, "Afterwards." you repeat the whole process (no comma) starting with hooking up the worm.

The most difficult thing for me in the fishing was to make sure that the fishing line is was not tangled.

Why the fish didn't want to be caught, I still don't know.

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Thank you, Kjcoffin! I should be more attentive.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

I used to love going fishing when I was a child. I found it to be very relaxing. Like you, I didn't catch many fish though haha! I suppose some people are just luckier than others. Whereabouts did you go fishing? In lakes, rivers or the sea?

Here are just a couple of my observations.

1. During childhood - during my childhood.

2. my friends caught two or three fishes at a time. - Fish is the most common plural form of the word fish, as in Squiggly brought home fish for the aquarium, but there are some instances in which people use fishes instead: Scientists who study fish (ichthyologists), for example, often refer to different species as fishes. So I would say "my friends caught two or three fish at a time"

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Hi, Edhutchins88! Thank you for your comment! About fish it's very useful remark. I went fishing in ther rivers. Only once I was fishing in the sea - and caught a lot more.

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Hi Oleks - I love your sense of humour!  This was really entertaining to read!

During childhood, I went fishing several times. I'm not a good fisherman: as a rule, I didn't catch anything when ["while" is better here as you are comparing yourself to your friends] my friends caught two or three fishes at a time.

The process seems quite simple for me: you take a fishing rod, tie a fishing line to it, then tie a hook to a fishing line and go with it to the nearest bank. There you hook a worm and throw it into the water. After that, you just sit and wait until the fish bite, pull the rod and get the fish. Then you repeat the whole process, starting with hooking up the worm. [This sentence was excellent!!]

The most difficult thing for me in the about fishing was is to make sure that the fishing line is not tangled.  [This is true today so I would use the present tense here - be careful not to mix tenses]

Why the fish didn't want to be caught, I still don't know. !!!!! [Very funny!!]

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Hi, Ros! Thank you! Your comment is very useful and very inspiring. I got from you an incentive to continue. With best regards, Oleks

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