Casting a fly from Lighthouse Beach. Ray Ewing

Friday, September 30, 2022

“I must go down to the sea again,” wrote the poet John Masefield, “to the lonely sea and the sky.” The title of that poem is Sea-Fever, and we remember it at this season each year, when a similar affliction strikes Island residents and visitors. Forget Lyme: Derby fever is the disease in which the bite of a fish is not the cause, but the cure. Its characteristic mark is a derby button with the entrant’s number, and another indicator of a bad case is a vehicle festooned with rod holders.


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