At the time he didn’t have a boat, so we drove to a pond, lake or river and fished from shore. He brought a couple of rods and a small tackle bag. I stood or sat and watched and was a bit bored while waiting for our next activity for the day, whether it be the batting cages, hiking, a movie, lunch. I soon learned to bring a book, then learned to put the book down and cast a line. My boyfriend was extremely patient with me and slowly taught me to fish. Eventually he bought a boat, and we were able to fish more places. We traveled more too.