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Updated: 01/21/2016 08:30:02AM

The man on the pier

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By Robert Lugiewicz

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Once upon a time, there was a writer for this magazine named Matt Stevens. Matt, who wrote about land-based fishing, was what we call a “pier rat.” That might sound sort of like an insult, but it’s not. For many, it’s a badge of honor.

Pier rats are the guys (and yes, they’re exclusively male) who spend seemingly every spare minute fishing from our bridges and piers. You might spot them out there at almost any time of day, and in almost any weather conditions.

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