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Why Surfcasting Is About More Than Just Catching Fish

Surfcasting is ocean fishing from the shore. To find the best, Here & Now‘s Robin Young went to Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of New England.

There she met Paul Schultz, the legendary surfcaster who is featured in the definitive book “ Reading The Water” by Robert Past.

But this endeavor is about more than casting a line out to attract a fish; it’s also about exploring and restoration.

Here are more photos from the trip:

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Surfcasting is about more than casting a line out to attract a fish; it's also about exploring and restoration. (Pixabay)
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Surfcasting is about more than casting a line out to attract a fish; it's also about exploring and restoration. (Pixabay)

The view approaching the Chappaquiddick Bridge (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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The view approaching the Chappaquiddick Bridge (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Angler Paul Schultz behind the wheel. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Angler Paul Schultz behind the wheel. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Paul Schultz (center) with Here & Now's Robin Young and another angler on Martha's Vineyard. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Paul Schultz (center) with Here & Now's Robin Young and another angler on Martha's Vineyard. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

Paul Schultz surfcasting on Martha's Vineyard. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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Paul Schultz surfcasting on Martha's Vineyard. (Robin Young/Here & Now)