One of the essential qualities of a fisherman is to be calm and patient and how to do it in the middle of a city like Amsterdam? How to be able to be quiet in the middle of the chaos? That could be something rare for most people. Maybe it is hard to be quiet because it isn't easy to find the silence inside, the patient and the inner peace to be quiet.
Walking around sometimes you can see this random and sort of exotic type of people fishing in the canals, I wonder if they really could get any good fish but after a couple of months I realize isn't about the fish, is always about the connection. For some of them is a connection with friends, family or sometimes a connection with their thoughts. It's a kind of meditation or just a moment to sit there and don't think about anything.