An interesting evening of fishing, or Stream Etiquette in Fly Fishing Posted June 10, 2015 · Report reply This has happened to me a few times this summer Bryon. I've had a couple incidents combining the same elements of your story. First - A kid that lives near by has been trying to tag along when he spots me as I leave to go fishing and I have had to ask him nicely to take off after he didn't get the hinting that Id like to fish by my self. The mistake I made in this case was (like you did, kinda) that I let him take a few casts and showed him flies and tried to be a good ambassador for our most awesome sport. Another Day - I was fishing about a half hour away and was catching some really nice fish and while I was releasing a brown trout I caught these kids came up on the hole and one of them stood right next to me and dropped a worm and a bobber right into the feeding lane I was fishing. I wasn't too mad because I had already had a good morning of fishing so I remained silent and released my fish and then helped one of the kids get a treble hook out of a rainbow's mouth. Once I got the hook out the mother or baby sitter or what ever that was there and noticed that the kids were kinda rude in crowding me and said something to them about letting me have my spot back. One of the kids said "Well he doesn't care. Right?" I had a nice conversation about fishing etiquette and fish handling with them and then one of the kids asked about fly fishing and I showed him my gear. About a week ago- I was near the place I was in the above incident and was fishing and sharing the space nicely with a different group of kids who were very polite and seemed like some well educated little anglers. We were all catching fish and one of the kids who seemed like he might have been a little "special" was like a little fishing guide. He had a nice long handled net with a really nice rubber basket and was netting every ones fish and pulling hooks (including mine) with quite a bit of skill and changing his friends lures and baiting their hooks. The part of this that reminds me of your story is when I caught a couple of the 2 year 17" rainbows that get stocked into this river the kids wanted them and since they were catching the smaller fish that were recently stocked and we all knew would be terrible tasting I gave them to them. Normally I would have released these fish and would have thought it rude for them to ask but these fish would have been harvested by some one before too long so no big deal and they had a filet knife, foil and butter to cook them on the little charcoal grill in the park. I actually thought it was better of me to give them to them than release them after they asked.