The Fishes and the Fishermen

In line with our previous post on fishing, we shall now be briefly educating you on an important concept: the fishermen and the fish of the ocean.

My people, as Peter would say, read closely, for where there is knowledge,catches can be made.  Here are the fishers and fishes you may come across during the fishing season at ALA.

The Fishes:

  1. The Angelfish

There’s always that girl that’s sweet, cool, smart and down-to-earth at the same time. She’s usually fun to talk to and she makes life worth living (such cheesy content but oh well). She’s usually number one on everyone’s list, but sometimes she takes a while to be notcied because of her easy going attitude.



  1. The Octopus

Not exactly fishes but hey, they live in water and that’s what matters. Those tentacles enable the octopi to latch unto multiple fishing rods at a time. Talk about multi-tasking! Another fact about the octopus is that, it fools fishermen into individually thinking that they are the only ones to have caught them, but little do they know, so little do they know *evil chuckle*. We see you octopi, we see you.



  1. The Herring

What would we do without our herring? The fishes that aren’t too good or too bad. Herring have the best of both worlds, calm enough to get caught, sneaky enough to avoid the hook. Herring tend to be the largest population in this water body, but despite their size, the percentage of herring caught is hard to tell because of their neutral nature.



  1. The Clownfish

It’s all fun and games for the clownfish. The concept of fishing is an avenue for the clownfish to play to its heart’s content. To the clownfish, the fisherman is nothing but a playmate. It has fun hooking and unhookings itself, and when it’s tired, it goes home to its anemone (aka its dorm room) and sleeps. Attempts to catch clown fish are the funniest to watch, so get your popcorn, guys.

5. The Shark

Need I say more? Really? I’m sure we all know where this is going. Sharks…where to start? Described with three word: vicious, determined and fast. Sharks are notorious for being the most dangerous catch at sea and only brave fishermen dare to cast out their fishing lines at such fishes. But sharks don’t wait, sharks do the ‘fishing’ sometimes. And it is usually a gory sight.great white shark


Moving on to the second party involved, here are the fishermen:

  1. The Early Fisher

You know that phrase, “the early bird catches the worm?” Yeah, it also applies to the art of fishing. What better time to catch fish than early in the year, when they are all fresh and new? So fellas, what was that saying again? “The early [fisherman] catches the [fish]?”

early fisherman


  1. The Silent Fisherman

Amongst the fishermen, there’s always that fisherman that stays at one spot, with one fishing rod and no intention to move elsewhere. And guess what, at the end of the day he ends up catching all the fish while the other fishermen moved from one place to another. To all the silent fishermen out there, we don’t know what it is that you do, but tips would be much appreciated

silent fisherman


  1. The Bold and the Brave Fishermen (B.B.Fish)

Their name gives them away. Yhuup, these are the ones with the courage to try and catch sharks or try and tame octopi. All that’s left to say is, “GOOD LUCK MON AMI!”

shark nom nom


  1. Fishermen that become Fishes (Fishermen 2 Fish)

They do exist! The guys that go from the fisher to the fishee! These most definitely aren’t mermen who are fish from the beginning because of some God-given gift. These are the fishermen who after some time realized more fish were coming to their hooks than they had prepared for. The predator becomes the prey, and whatnot. Usually, they don’t mind.


  1. The Landlubbers

Oh landlubbers! The ones that haven’t spent a day at sea. Are they too shy? Young? Or do they think fishing is overrated? We don’t know but till they come out to sea to see (see what I did there?) we’ll never know how great/ not-so-great of fishermen they are.


Any sort of fishes or fishermen we left out? Let us know! Comment below!

Fishing: A First year’s view

At  ALA, words have the tendency to forsake their original meanings. “Fishing” is one fo those words.Back in the days of our anscestors, fishing meant catching fish for food or as a sport. Today, fishing is the search for bae (the one, the significant other, the boo).  At ALA, fishing is now the act of flirting or making advances towards someone. Out of it, attrocious lines such as “do you know what material my shirt is made of? Boyfriend material.” or “if you were a tropical fruit you’d be a Fine-apple” arise.

Being a first year you’re considered to be fresh meat and so you’re immediately exposed to the thirst upon your arrival. People hoping to be startin’ somethin’ swarm towards you like bees to a blossoming flower. You’re stalked months before you even set foot on campus so that by the time you actually arrive, all that is left is for you to be introduced to traditions such as “quad walking” or “Sunday afternoon pizza.”

It is because we are exposed to this thirst that we receive nicknames like “thirsty firsties” regardless of the fact that we are the victims and not the predators. For those you that have not been privileged (or unlucky!)  enough  to experience this fishing first hand, do not despair because in ALA as the seasons change so does the general taste in “fish.” It is never really a question of if it will happen but when it will happen. According to my observations, some fishing seasons have passed and some are coming:

September: peak fishing time.

October: Formation of those early relationships

With November comes the “SAT celebration fishing” and the “exam support fishing.”

Still to come is my favorite type of fishing; the “December fishing.” This is the “let’s begin the New Year together” and the “no strings attached” fishing  that honestly only exists due to too much holiday excitement. Brace yourself guys; it’s coming.

Btw, for those of you in relationships, you’re not safe either. Do not forget that sometimes fish slip off the hook and someone else catches them.

Happy fishing.