The artist painted this cheerful picture two days after his son, Max, was born. The idyllic scene of father and son fishing reflects the artist's relief at the arrival of a healthy child. The kingfisher, with a fish in its beak, acts the part of a stork delivering a baby. The fish also has a child, which it spits out. Wiszniewski drew the composition directly on the canvas with a felt-tip pen before applying bright acrylic colour very sparingly.