Explore the Culture, Meet the Characters

Director and island resident James Waldron answers the question, “Who fishes Plum Island and why?” The answers bring light to a wonderful, intermingled sub-culture revolving around the single-minded pursuit of the big one.


“Once you get the sand of Plum Island in your shoes, you’ll never get it out,” states Fred Doirnan, one of the featured characters in the film. Seems like everyone who’s visited or fished the island has a tale to tell.


The film incorporates over 50 years of archival photographs and films. Collected from long-time local fishermen and businesses, the photographs and vintage movies develop a historical foundation of fishing culture that continues today.

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Award Winning Documentary

The Woods Hole Film Festival gave Rel People’s producer James Waldron the “Emerging New England Director” award for this documentary. Noting the well-told story and excellent cinematography, the judges praised how close to the community this film gets.

Filmed by a fisherman, for everybody!

Ever have someone ask you, “Why do your fish?” This film tells the story from a wide variety of folks who do. From carpenters to surgeons, the allure of a day spent fishing grabs people from the first time they hook a fish, and a lifetime of making “one last cast.”