The annual Kids Fishing Day was held on Saturday, October 10th 2015, at Dunford Park. This free event, sponsored by the Town of Tazewell Police Department and the Town of Tazewell, was a wonderful success. Their goal is to introduce youngsters and their families to an appreciation and respect for the environment through the sport of fishing. Fishing can be an experience that is part of exploring and learning about the environment and as a result, kids appreciate it more. Another major benefit of taking kids fishing is that outdoor recreation strengthens the family as a unit and children as individuals. Fishing helps foster communication among families producing a special bond between parent and child. It also provides them with a fun enjoyable hobby that will last a lifetime. A recent survey on fishing found that if a person were not exposed to the sport by the time they were in their early teens, chances are they would never take up fishing. Many people learned to love fishing as a child and chances are there was probably one significant adult (father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or neighbor) that taught you. Take a kid fishing because the future will be in their hands someday. And there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a youngster catch their first fish and knowing that just one moment can direct their life so profoundly.
Scenes from the day: