To Connect and Empower our Fishing Communities
It has always been a dream of mine to give back to those who have sacrificed so much, to help those who give of themselves continually and to help contribute to a community that will continue to grow well into the future.
I have worked my whole life providing for my family and taking care of the typical things Americans deal with everyday. My beautiful wife has stood by my side through thick and thin and we were able to build a comfortable life. It was only through being given the chance to live the American dream that I was able to find the strength in my family to begin this next great adventure.
After twenty years of fishing sporadically, due to work and familial constraints, I am finally able to devote more of my time to the sport. Time spent fishing is to me one of the greatest parts of life. The quiet, the outdoors and most of all the ability to have friends there with you talking about our lives and learning from each other without the burden of a classroom, or even worse a boardroom.
It was on one of these trips that I started talking to my fishing partner about the difference between when we were kids and growing up today. There was a sense of community when we grew up, where you were taught not only how to fish but to build relationships, learning everything you could about the world from the generation that had lived and created it. They taught us to take care of each other and also to take care of those who fought for our freedom and America.
I was raised in a way that a quote from A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean sums up perfectly, “If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.”
This is why I have started Ketrick Communities. We will bring together the generation that has come before us, our veterans and heroes who need us to stand up and support them today and the younger generation who are learning and growing into the promise of tomorrow.
I ask you to stand with us and make tomorrow a great one!
Paul K. Ketrick