75-Year-Old Widower Posts Ad For A Fishing Buddy, Hundreds Offer To Drop A Line With Him

January 31, 2017

A South Australian widower has received hundreds of offers after his online request for a fishing buddy went viral.

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via Gumtree

75-year-old Ray Johnstone posted the ad on Gumtree earlier this month looking for a friend to go fishing with after his friend passed away.

"My name is Ray Johnstone. Australian. I'm a widowed pensioner who is looking for a fishing mate. My previous mate is now deceased," Ray wrote on the ad.

"It gets a bit lonely just sitting around watching the TV a lot of the time," he told 7 News. "Going fishing by yourself is not much fun."

Since the ad was posted on January 19, it has been viewed more than 88,000 times. It's been reported that about 100 anglers have been in touch with him.

"When I started getting a few phone calls this morning I thought it was just because of my age, but then it kept going, and going and going," Ray said.

"It means the world to him," Ray's daughter Pamela said. "He hasn't been able to do it on his own. He needs someone out there to be with him."

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