Thankfully, there are kids fishing events held each year, and I do my best to get involved and help out. One event I will surely be attending annually is the Catch A Dream Kids Fishing Derby. This is a free, not-for-profit event with a simple concept – give children the opportunity to spend a day on the water fishing from a boat followed by a professional tournament-style weigh-in, prizes and a BBQ. What a great opportunity! Each child and their parent are paired with an angler and get to spend a few hours fishing with the assistance of anglers that volunteer their time and equipment. I don’t have my own boat yet, but I have been fortunate the past 2 years to ride along with another angler and participate in the event.
5 responses to “You’re hooked? Get them hooked too!”
Nice blog and enjoyed reading about the kids getting involved with fishing at a young age.
Like you Ashley, I love to be able to pass on my passions in life, I have been a chef for 38 years, and I am now a college lecturer in Professional Cookery, passing on my knowledge and love for the industry.
I also run the junior side of my local angling society,it gives me great satisfaction in seeing youngsters enjoying themselves, and finding an interest that could last them a whole life time.
My kids still come out with me at times,but not so much now they have got older
Fishing gives youngsters the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty that is around them, in this hustle bustle modern lifestyle of ours.
I find that they get a whole new prospective of their world, when they begin to understand something of our natural habitat.
Keep up the good work, and your blogging 🙂
Fantastic! Looks like those kids rocked it! That is the futire of the sport right there. Well done.
Fantastic, they are the future!
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