This is a story I wrote just for fun today. I put in a lot of effort to write it, so please enjoy!
The Lake Leer in Peru is a beautiful place, with trout leaping in the air and kingfishers diving into the clear water. The location of the lake is near the jungles, where rarely anyone fishes. There are many freshwater species that live in the Lake Leer, including trout, bluegills, tench and sturgeon. But many historians have spread rumors about a beast than lived in Lake Leer. It was named Loch Leer after the name of the lake. They say that it had scales the size of your hand and its tail fin is the size of a full grown pig.
Little Billy had come to Peru with his family and friends. He was really keen about exploring Peru and looking at the mountains and water. He woke up on Friday and wasn’t feeling too happy. He had got into an argument with his friends, because talkative Billy accidentally betted his friend that he could catch the biggest fish in Peru, but regretting it was already too late. After hearing this, his friends started a bet with him and said that he bets 10 sols (Peru currency) that Billy can’t catch the biggest fish in Peru, but there was no use for Billy’s rejects. Billy knew that he can’t fish out the biggest fish in Peru. In fact, he never fished before!
Billy’s dad told Billy to come to the breakfast table. ”There seems to be something bothering you, son?” Finally, Billy told his dad the whole story. “Well, son, it’s always good to try something new. Fishing is a sport, and it isn’t the fish you catch that matters. What matters is how it is good for your mental health.” explained dad. “Have you ever heard of the legend about the Loch Leer? No, well, then here it goes. There is a legend in Peru, where many historians started rumors about the Loch Leer. They say the Loch Leer is a big fish-like animal which lives in Lake Leer, with scales the size of your hand and a tail the size of a full grown pig. This whole story is believed to be true, but the whole truth lies in Lake Leer.” Billy listened carefully to his father, amazed by the tale, and thought: oh, how awesome would it be if I could catch that Loch Leer. Soon, Billy’s dad announced to the family:” How ‘bout I take Billy down to that Lake Leer and test our luck?” “Wow, that would be awesome! I would like to see our wee little Billy fish his first catch” replied Billy Mother. “Okay dad, I’m willing to give it a try.” muttered Billy. Later on in the morning, Billy and his dad readied the fishing gear and snacks. They started the ride in their minivan and waved back at Billy’s mom. “We’ll be back by dawn!” shouted Billy’s dad.
After an hour or so, the dad and son reached Lake Leer. It was a beautiful sight, with water as clear as glass. You can even see the tiny minnows swimming about in the shallow waters. Billy jumped up and down on the wood plank extended from the shore as his dad readied the rods. This is going to be so easy! Thought Billy. His dad taught him how to spin a reel, hook a worm on a hook and casting the rod into the water. After they settled, Billy had sat down on the grass, reading a “Super Man” comic book. His dad sat beside a tree and munched on some cheese chips. It’s been an hour and still no fish bit the hook. Billy was impatient, and kept asking his dad if a fish bit. It was a long time already, and still no fish bit the hook. Billy’s dad just fell asleep in the shade of the trees and Billy just sat beside his rod. Seeing that his dad was asleep, Billy was curious and hooked all the worms onto one hook. He cast it into the water again and waited. But right after this, a huge pulling started on the rod, and it bent more than half-way. Billy was excited and frightened. He called for his dad and his dad instantly woke up. He was startled at the sight of the rod bending so much and started pulling it up. After pulling the rod a few times, he started to sweat and his face turned read. Billy just stood there looking at his dad battling it out with the fish. An hour passed really quickly, and Billy’s dad threw up the rod and a huge fish bigger than Billy landed beside him. Billy stood there wide-eyed as his dad started beating the fish with his stick. “Phew, son, I bet this is one of the biggest fish in history.” Said his dad, wiping the sweat from his face. Billy’s dad started dialing on his phone, and soon trucks marked TV on the side came parking in. Reporters came and they interviewed Billy and his dad. Billy exclaimed:”This is awesome! This is the biggest fish I’ve seen, and in fact, I’m the one who caught it!”
After the day, they went home. The fish wasn’t with them. In fact, it was in the most secure and famous aquarium in whole Peru. “Did you catch anything?” asked Billy’s mom.”We sure did.” Replied Billy. “Then where is it?” asked his mom. ”Open the TV, mom” answered Billy. There it was. The fish, identified as the legendary Loch Leer, has been kept in the Peru Aquarium. “The fish we caught was the Loch Leer? Wow!” exclaimed Billy. He was soon known as the first child to have caught the biggest fish in the world (which was also a legend). As for the bet made by Billy’s friends, Billy went to his friend’s house and said:”Where is my 10 sols?”
Thank you for reading my story!