Friday, August 29, 2014

1st Gay Lea Foods Kids Fishing Day/Weekend

Lots has happened this summer so far, starting with I brought up the idea of having a Kids fishing day with work & after a bit of discussion I had it approved & was given a budget of $1,000.00 sweet, we had a committee set up & started organizing the 1st Teeswater Gay Lea Foods Kids Fishing Day for Jun 8-14, which was changed into an all weekend event after 1 week, we had 7 trailers/tents on Friday night & 11 on Saturday night, we had Sunday set for a little fishing fun from 11 to 6pm with a bbq from 4 to 6pm, some of us started fishing Friday to try & find panfish for the kids on Sunday, I took both of my boats & a few other took theirs plus Sunday we rented Silver Lake Camps 3 boats, canoe, paddle boats & the participants shared them throughout the day. I was on a shopping trip to buy some tackle (small jigs, hooks & plastics) to hand out when the kids arrived so they had the right size tackle for the panfish, for Prizes we had a variety of tackle packs, tackle box, a few Rod & Reel combos, on Friday & Saturday the kids camping with us got to go out & fish & we had anywhere from 20 to 75 panfish in 1 hour, there was 4 girls under 8 & they caught 75 panfish in 1.25 hours, the weather was perfect all weekend & we ended up with 85 participants with over 35 kids a very successful weekend & plans are being made for the 2nd annual kids fishing day/weekend next year. Some of the kids were even tubing behind 1 of the boats. The BBQ was Porkchops, Chicken, Hamburgs & Hotdogs with all the trimmings, Salad, Cake, chips, soft drinks etc. There was a nice crew of adults that stepped up to BBQ & set-up & take down everything that needed to be done for the meal. 

A huge success Thanx for anyone that helped pull it off.

No comments: