Speed Reads

It wasn't all bad

This 22-year-old Australian gave a lonely widower the fishing trip of a lifetime

Ray Johnstone was angling for some company when he posted an ad online for a new fishing buddy. What the 75-year-old Australian grandfather got was the trip of a lifetime. Mati Batsinilas, a 22-year-old carpenter, was moved by the post, in which the widower explained that his longtime "fishing mate" had died in a car accident. So Batsinilas paid for Johnstone to fly 1,000 miles from his home in South Australia to Brisbane and join him on a two-day fishing trip. Not long after casting off for the first time, Johnstone pulled in a 31-inch mulloway. "It was a really good day," he said.