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When: Saturday June 9, 2018 9am-2pm
Where: Lake Winfield
Plymouth, CT 06786
Details: Fishing is a fun, passionate outdoor activity that Fishing Northeast believes everyone should get the chance to learn and enjoy. This is an all inclusive event for the kids of Connecticut to learn hands on the workings of a fishing rod, reel, and all different types of tackle and bait. Fishing Northeast and the Town of Plymouth are teaming up to sponsor this event. We will be teaching all the basics, from tying a hook and casting, proper fish handling, to conservation and the importance of taking care of our fisheries. As with all of our events, we will be including a clean up to the park. This event is absolutely free.
Any child that is nervous to cast with a hook, or just wants some extra practice can use our casting target game. It is a safe, effective way to learn to cast and build confidence.
Feel free to arrive at any time between 9am and 2pm, members of Fishing Northeast and the volunteer team will be on hand at all times to give kids their very own gear and make sure they are confident in using it independently.
CWK Day’s Schedule
Kids arrive and begin at registration where they will receive a mini box filled with gear including terminal tackle, bait and lures.
A card will be given to each child with a checklist for going through each station. Upon completion of a station the checklist will be stamped, showing the child learned the skill.
Station 1: Lining a reel
Volunteers will work with the kids using real gear to teach them how to properly and effectively put the correct amount of line on their reel.
Station 2: Knot tying
Volunteers will work with the kids using our extra large non-pointy hook to teach them how to effectively tie a Palomar knot. Volunteers will also explain safety with handling sharp hooks.
Station 3: Casting
Volunteers will demonstrate how to cast using both a closed and open reel. Kids will be able to practice casting with each type, using our fun game to catch their favorite color “fish”.
Station 4: Regulations
Volunteers will explain the importance of following rules set forth in fishing and why the rules are in place. Each child will receive their own copy of the anglers guide which lists all rules and regulations as well as fishing locations throughout the state and fish identification.
Station 5: Fish handling
Volunteers will have real live fish available for kids to see up close, touch, and learn how to properly hold.
Station 6: On the water
Kids will come to volunteers at this station and present their stamped card to pick out their very own fishing pole. Volunteers will help the kids set up their pole using all the information they learned at each station.
Kids can then proceed to finding a spot on the water and hopefully catching a fish of their own! Volunteers will be available to help throughout the day on the water.
Lunch, snacks and drinks will be served and is free for all kids in attendance.
To end the day and teach the importance of respecting Mother Nature we hold a park cleanup. Each child finds a piece of trash in the park and brings it to the volunteer holding the trash bag. Once they have thrown away their trash they are able to pick a prize from the prize table. Prizes include all different kinds of fishing gear and donated gifts from local businesses.
*In order to receive free gear and food, participants must partake in the event. There will be NO grab and goes.
*By taken part in this event you consent to have your photo used on Fishing Northeast or any of our Facebook Groups and partners.
NOTE: 2017-2018: “Funding provided by the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).”
Thank you to all of our donors and sponsors!!!