The Twelve Days of Fishmas

An Angler’s Carol

Paul Greenberg


On the 12th 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 salmon spawning

Five dor-a-do

Four arctic char

Three tautog

Two cuttlefish

And a clam bed in the wind’s lee

Merry Fishmas from the Four Fish team…



Paul Greenberg

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