This isn't a PA story, but I found it interesting nonetheless. Should I make it to 90 years of age and can't get out to my local streams or creeks, I hope somebody has the foresight to fill my swimming pool too.
Cato lures residents to fish for trout at pool
Monday November 16, 2009
300 pounds of fish brought to city to give young and old alike a chance to cast their reels
by Elaine McMillon, Daily Mail staff
CHARLESTON, W.Va.--Before moving to Edgewood Summit 10 years ago, John Cavender used to fish on his farm in Cross Lanes.
This past weekend, the retired Air Force fighter pilot got the chance to test his fishing skills as a spry 88-year-old.
He proved that he still knows how to catch trout.
"You ought to just bring us a pocket full of bait," Cavender said to an Edgewood Summit employee, as his second fish flopped around on the concrete. "We're going catch all these fish."
On Friday, Cavender and nine other seniors from his complex were the first to fish at Cato Pool after it was filled with 300 pounds of trout.
The city pool was open for fishing from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The fish were transported in a water tank from Indian Lake Fishing in Elkview. To keep the trout biting, employees at Indian Lake stopped feeding the fish on the Monday prior to the event.
"They should be hungry," said Cheryl Gaynor, senior program coordinator for the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department. "We added some water because it was low from the dog swim."
Gaynor said trout fishing at the pool was started to offer people of all ages a chance to experience the sport.
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Thats a great idea. I know a lot of older people that would love to get out and fish but can't. This may be worth checking to see if we could get something going like that here. Thanks for the story!ReplyDelete
Too Cool. What a great idea.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! I'll bet all who fished had a blast.ReplyDelete