It goes without saying that this short story would appeal to those who enjoy fishing. To be more specific, it is likely to appeal to the type of fisher who doesn't always make a catch but always goes back to try again because they enjoy the sport, even if they are by no means an expert.
It could also strike a chord in the hearts of those who enjoy getting out into the great outdoors and taking part in activities like camping and canoeing.
Over and above this, this story will have resonance with anyone who has ever taken a trip into the wilderness with a friend or family member.
The story provides an abundance of specific concrete detail and would thus be appreciated by readers who enjoy having stories and situations painted for them in vivid strokes.