Is this "caught" grammatically wrong? Does it always have to be "had caught" to express a preceding action? Is it so strict or does it just sound awkward?
I know in "I called him before I went to school", "called" doesn't have to be "had called" due to "before".
ex) He caught a fish from a river. The next day he went down to the river where he caught the fish.
There's almost over 10 lines between the catching action and going back to the fishing spot. So in this case, I wonder if "caught" instead of "had caught" is acceptable.
ex)He fished to support himself and his mother. One day, he felt an enormous tuf on his line. He stuggles and finally landed a huge, golden fish......
(almost 10 lines in-between)
The next day he went down to the river where he caught the fish