Who needs friends Put your camera on a sturdy rock or get a small tripod, know your camera like the back of your hand before you ever attempt this, use the timer, know how to work your camera with one hand really well, so you can keep the fish in the water holding it by the tail with the other... Works fine as long as you use the right function and take in account glare angles. I'd suggest practice using sticks, or even better fish from the store, or one you've already bonked. Having friends makes it easier, but then you have to worry about them knowing how to shoot well. These are all solo shots attached... I don't condone this unless you're really know your camera and really know how to handle fish. Keep them in clean water, not murky junk, and if you think you're taking too long, you have already taken too long; just let the fish go... I pick a good spot with nice camera rock near by and turn my camera on and set it on the rock just prior to landing the fish. Tail the fish, press the button, keep the fish in the water until the beep, the rest is history.