After many years of competitive angling, my interest in fish behaviour started as a very selfish endeavour. If I could understand my quarry better, I could catch more and, as a result, win more events! I studied and read everything I could (pre-Google, mind you). Then, as I began to collaborate with the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) on the Miramichi Striper Cup, I began to listen to the fine folks who study fish for a living. This set me on a journey of learning—not to catch more, but to think about what we have and how we protect this resource for the next generation.