The Twelve Days of Fishmas

An Angler’s Carol

Paul Greenberg


Photo source: Voyage dans l’Amérique méridionale

On the twelfth day of Fishmas my true love gave to me…

Twelve drumfish drumming

Eleven stripers eeling

Ten kings a leaping

Nine oysters setting

Eight trout a milting

Seven shad migrating

Six bluefish biting

Five dor-a-do

Four arctic char

Three tautog

Two amberjack

And a clam bed in the wind’s lee



Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World