“The Rock” posted a video on Instagram showcasing the fish he raises in his private pond in his downtime.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who’s been dubbed Hollywood’s highest-paid actor for two years in a row by Forbes, took a break from the glitz and glam to spend time on his farm. The Hawaiian-born actor has always spoken about his connection to both land and water, showing off a prized catch this morning as he explained in detail how he finds solitude at his farm.
“I just want to show you guys really quickly,” the 49-year old began. “I just hauled out this good — I would say six, seven, possibly eight-pounder. Look at the beautiful belly on this fish, beautiful colors too as well. This is one nice healthy fish. As you guys know I raise my largemouth bass, I raise my stripe bass, my variety of sub fish. There’s a few other species in here, too. I work very closely with a university biologist. We come out here and we’ve really created a beautiful ecosystem out here for these fish. And we FEED them — I feed these babies!” He said as he kisses the bass right on the mouth, “Alright say goodbye to everybody.”
He captioned the post:
“So good to get away to my farm this past weekend to decompress, take mental inventory and of course – spend time with my babies 😊🎣
I’ve been raising my fish for over a decade now – largemouth bass, stripped bass, trout, carp, sunfish etc.
Work closely with a great team of university biologists ensuring a thriving ecosystem for the fish to live.
All my fish are fat, healthy, happy and AGGRESSIVE TO EAT – like their owner 🤣👊🏾
I fell in love with fishing when I was a little boy, so quiet time like this away from the noise means everything to me.
And a little reminder to all you guys of the importance of “self care” 👈🏾 👍🏾
“The Rock” has been posting about the journey and evolution of his fish pond for some time. In April 2017, he actor posted a serene photo of himself fishing on the edge of the same pond.
He captioned the post, “As an animal lover – both land and water – I’ve been raising my bass for years now on our farm. I feed them like kings with live bait and train them to be extra aggressive killers. I have specialists come in to inspect the water, vegetation and ecosystem to make sure they’re living like the top of the food chain predators they are. Big daddy comes home to recharge his batteries & spend time with them and not even one of these ungrateful fat hogs will strike my top water plug I’ve been working for an hour now. Cool.. just remember who’s in charge of the fish food truck you sum b—-es.”
A study published on Research Gate in 2011 showed that fishing can be used as therapy to combat PTSD among war veterans and other people dealing with similar trauma. In addition to that, the benefits of fishing could aid in analytical and problem-solving skills, given that it requires constant trouble-shooting.