What is the definition of home waters? Is it the water where you have spent the most time creating memories or is it the place where your heart and soul are most fully engaged? Is it possible to have more than one home water? How about in very different geographical areas? Do the people, as well as the landscape, make up the ingredients of home waters or is it the species of fish that live there?

Possibly each and every one of us has a very different reason why we call certain waters home.

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I thought I knew exactly what “home waters” meant to me once I moved away from them. After five years, I found myself returning to my old stomping ground. I was beyond excited. I could not wait to be comforted by “my” waters: the places I had spent years getting to know through much blood, sweat and tears.

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