Mark Rennie – Passing of a fellow fisherman

Mark Rennie – Passing of a fellow fisherman

We want to let everyone know the sad news of the passing of Mark Rennie.  Mark was a favorite customer of ours and loved to fish Plum Island.  Fishing frequently with his daughter, Ashely and son, Mike, family competition was strong and fierce.  It made for great fish stories and photos.  That, we will miss….Mike and Ashley, wishing you peace.

Kay, Liz,  Martha & the Surfland Team

***Mark’s son Mike wrote this beautiful eulogy that we would like to share with you. A very touching reminder……..

Dad’s eulogy..
“For years the river mouth was where your soul felt most at peace,
Your heart was most content chasing stripers to the east, but then your spirit came to rest where angels chose to roam, and once equipped with a surf rod you made yourself at home.
May the sky become your ocean. The clouds your shore, and there for all eternity meet with friends galore. Each angel a fisherman who traded in their wings for a pole and a chance to join in at your secret fishing hole.
Forever missing the tales you told,
Each catch , it’s stature and girth,
will live on memories unmatched as our days pass here on Earth.
Until we meet again on God’s golden sand we’ll always picture you no other way than with surf caster in hand.”

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Liz Cowie
  • Chris Faxon
    Posted at 15:01h, 21 December

    Save a place in the river for me brother!
    May you always arive before the three amigos! Rest in peace Mark

  • mike
    Posted at 01:23h, 12 January

    Surfland was my fathers social club, he has been bringing me there for as long as I could remember, our family has been going 4 generations deep.

  • Ralph Upchurch
    Posted at 13:36h, 20 March

    For many years, Mark has been my best friend on the sandbar. I am very sadened to hear of his passing. My deep condolance to Ashley and Mike. I will truly miss him. On the water, we spoke in the language of experienced fishermen which would be understood by few of the uninitiated. In a sport where secrets are carefully held, we shared information about spots, techniques, and equipment which I will always value. I’m sure it will be hard walking into the surf this spring, reflexively scanning the water for Mark’s distinctive profile, and realizing that this is not to be. Rest in peace buddy, and tight lines.

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