Some people just want a fishing buddy
Dealing with the death of a friend is complicated. Some people prefer to be alone until they feel better, while others look for someone new to spend time with. Based on what we know about Ray Johnstone, it seems he falls into the latter group.
After his best friend passed away, Johnstone posted a classified ad searching for someone to take his place. He was looking for a fishing partner, as he no longer had anyone to share his hobby with. Fortunately, people worldwide offered to keep the older Australian man company on his fishing getaways.