Raymond Crofton Sr. took his nephew and son out fishing with him this weekend. They traveled 13 miles west of the island’s shore.
One of their best catches during the trip was a 70-pound rockfish. At around $22 per pound, Mr. Crofton would get around $1000 just from that one fish.
Having fished since he was ten years old, he finds it important to provide input and guidance to the younger generation of men and frequently uses the Bible as a guide.
“ The Scriptures say that we need to harness young people and keep them on track, or else there is trouble coming our way,” Mr. Crofton said. “ There was a young man who loved fishing, but I could not afford to pay him. It made me very sad to find out that he got killed through violence.”
It was after that young man’s passing that he decided to do more for the island’s young men by developing a business plan that will keep them employed.
Despite being whale-watching season near Bermuda’s waters, Mr. Crofton does not think that they interfere with his fishing, even though they sometimes come very close to the boat.
“ I heard that one whale was lifting a fellow fisherman’s boat up and down in the sea when they stayed out overnight because they were scratching their back,” he said. “ I’m glad that they do come near Bermuda’s waters because it is quite an experience to see and feel [especially for the first time.]”
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