Camp Villages Fishing Derby – 2018

The annual Camp Villages Fishing Derby has always been a favorite and this years event sold out quickly.
On Tuesday June 12th we had 40 future anglers and their grandparents gather on the banks of Lake Mira Mar to learn the basic skills of fishing.
Participants were separated into groups and guided to six different stations which included a biologist, knot tying, a fishing boat, and practice casting.

Biologist Station

Biologist Station

Knot Tying

Knot Tying

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat

Casting Practice

Practice Casting

At the last station, participants got the chance to try out what they had learned by casting a line in the stocked pond. As soon as the lines hit the water it was nonstop action for the next hour and a half. Nearly everyone caught a fish.

The Catch

Fish On!!!

Waiting For The Bite

Waiting For The Bite

The day finished off with lunch that was prepared by The Villages staff and each participant was given a new rod and reel combo to take home. Special thanks to all of the Freshwater Fishing Club members who volunteered their time to make this years derby a great success. Thanks also to club President Randy DiSanto and FFC member and webmaster Jerry Lester for some great pics.

Rob Husson

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2 Responses to Camp Villages Fishing Derby – 2018

  1. Ellen Stoltz says:

    Our 8 y/o grandson participated in the recent Camp Villages Fishing Derby. The experience has become his favorite topic when asked about what he did while visiting. We cannot say enough about this well organized event and patient teachers and helpers. And the gentleman who brought his baby….aka fishing boat… to let dozens of curious hands on kids explore… there is a special place in fishing heaven for you! Looks like the grandsons will have a new activity now when they come to visit. Thank you all so much. David and Ellen Stoltz (Camper Eric)

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