Passport to Fishing Program with N.R.F.C.

With the recent move to North Ridgeville, we didn’t know our community had an annual festival.  Fortunately, a co-worker let me know about the Corn Festival this past week and that it was happening this weekend.  Having a 4 month old and an almost 3 year old keeps me from being spontaneous with plans, but when I saw something called “Passport to Fishing Program” on the festival schedule, I knew I had to check it out.  Bryce likes anything fishing related, and is up early every day, so a trip to the park at 8:30 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning was easy to talk him into.

CWF080914signinAt sign in, it was clear Bryce’s attention was elsewhere

I learned that the Passport to Fishing Program was facilitated locally by a group called the North Ridgeville Fishing Club.  The program consists of various stations that the children move through that teach a variety of fish and fishing related topics.  I was worried Bryce might be a bit too young to have the attention span necessary, but the gentleman from the club were very patient and gracious in their dealing with him.  It was obvious that this group collectively had plenty of experience raising children!

I think pictures will tell the story better than words, so here are some highlights;

CWF080914groupBryce getting some instruction on casting

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESInstruction on reeling

CWF080914brycedaddyDaddy helping reel in ‘the big one’

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESCongratulations on the catch, high five!

CWF080914knotsTime to learn how to tie a fishing knot

CWF080914knots2Daddy helping, probably making things worse?

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBryce wanting to do it himself

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBryce getting a congratulatory handshake

CWF080914swagA fishing pole, T-shirt and other gifts, Bryce in shock!

I want to express my sincere appreciation to the North Ridgeville Fishing Club for giving Bryce and I such a great memory.  Not only were they fantastic at sharing their knowledge, they had personalities and senses of humor that made the event a lot of fun.  Additionally, a good number of the photos in this post were taken by them, what a pleasant surprise to get pictures of Bryce and I together.  If this group is reflective of what others are like in North Ridgeville, it is another reason to say we made a fantastic decision on where to live!

If you have time, please stop by the Facebook page HERE for the N.R.F.C., and like them!

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