We set up around noon at Conservation Park in Napanee, and then at 12:30 p.m. families started showing up. Parents registered their kids and were required to have kids wearing a life jacket, and bring their own fishing rod. Bait was supplied. We gave out books/magazines and some plastic bait that was donated and also tickets for draw prizes when they registered. We didn’t want it to be too competitive, so any fish caught earned another ticket and another chance at winning. Club members walked around and helped out with catching fish and unhooking them, all fish were released.
I made my way along the shoreline and took photos of all the kids. Napanee really is a great spot for this event. There’s lots of dock and space for the kids to safely fish. It’s also my hometown!
What a cute bunch! Even some first-timers like this little guy, Dominic.