North Delta's Nick Marach will share a few stories from his new book next week in Ladner.
Marach, who spent close to 20 years fishing, titled his book A Gillnet's Drift: Tales of Fish and Freedom on the BC Coast. It's the first book he's published.
"Enough things happened during my fishing time, I thought, well, I should put it down once and for all so at least my kids would know about it and if others were interested that'd be even better," he says.
Marach bought his first boat, the T.K., in 1972 to live on.
"It turned out to have a license on it and working gillnet gear. One thing led to another and there I was fishing," he says.
Marach, 72, is now retired. He previously worked for the City of Surrey as a building division manager. "I think what I've written about is what doesn't exist anymore. In those days fishing was awfully free and now fishing seems to be awfully regulated."
Marach will be speaking about his book on Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Stir Coffee House, 5085-48th Ave., Ladner.