Aug 23, 2012
Photo: Photo Barry Wilson
On August 7, the Conservationists of Frontenac Addington took five kids fishing on Deerrock Lake as part of their annual "Take Kids Fishing Week".
The conservationists consider this to be one of the most important things they do as a club and have been introducing local kids aged 8 to 12 to the sport of fishing for the past 14 or 15 years. They especially choose kids who normally wouldn’t be able to go fishing.
COFA president Ron Pethick said that the organization aims to encourage kids to participate in healthy outdoor activities to help their personal development. All the children were given new rods, reels and tackle and they were delighted with the equipment. They were taken out in three boats and they all caught fish. Back on shore, the conservationists cleaned the fish and added them to a shore lunch they had prepared. Everyone enjoyed the sumptuous meal. -