The man is remembering when he was a 14 year old boy who was in love of a Girl named Sheila Mant.
I remember Sheila and that bass
Sheila a 17 year old girl that moved for the summer to a cottage with her family. The 14 year old kid is stalking and her and her family and trying to impress her by doing laps.
The kid asks Sheila Mant out to a concert in a fair in Dixford. She accepts and they go out .
On the canoe trip Sheila admits that she doesn't like to fish and that it is dumb. As the fishing rod catches a bass. It was the biggest bass he had ever seen .
The kid had to let the bass go as he thought taht Sheila would not have liked to know that he loves to fish. He then felt bad because he had to let go what could have been the biggest bass he had evre catched.
The kid then found out that Sheila had a relationship with another man that he let go of his best bass catch to impress a girl and then find out that girl had another man and regrets his decision of cutting the line.. The lesson learned is not to let things that you love just for another person.