Cranberry Township officials hope to get kids hooked on fishing through special event
Catch some memories and even a fish or two at the upcoming Spring Fishing Event, an educational session for children ages 5 to 12, at the new lake in Graham Park on Saturday, April 6.
Experienced fishing volunteers will be on-hand to teach basic skills to the new anglers, who will also receive a quick seminar on fishing as well as lake rules and regulations, said activity coordinator, Brian Perry.
The first session will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and, if needed, another session will be added from 9:45 to 11 a.m.
This is the second fishing event of this kind at the one-acre lake at Graham Park, which opened just last fall, said Perry, who also works as a camp director at Cranberry Township.
“This is mostly an opportunity for kids and parents to get out and enjoy our new lake,” he said.
While no fishing license is required for this event, children must bring their own fishing gear.
Josh Andree, who is a counselor for after school programs and a township site supervisor, will be assisting at the upcoming event and was also present at the previous one held last fall.
“There was a big turnout for the first time and we're hoping for the same this year,” said Andree, 25, also a resident of Cranberry Township.
He added that it's perfect not only for fathers and sons, but also for mothers and daughters, grandparents or even aunts and uncles.
The lake is also home to the Scout Centennial Plaza, where a monument was erected last year to mark 100 years of Scouting in America, the only one of its kind in the nation.
Perry said visitors will not only enjoy the fishing but the serene setting surrounding the lake.
The event will go on rain and shine, and Andree added they will be using regular fishing bait, such as night crawlers.
The lake is stocked with a variety of fish, including blue gill, bass and trout, said Perry.
“We had kids catching a lot of stuff in the fall.”
He hopes the event will garner interest in fishing at the lake. They plan on adding more types of fishing programs through the township in the near future.
“We're definitely trying to get the word out there,” Perry said.
Graham Park is located in the Dick's Sporting Goods Sports Complex, 260 Graham Park Drive, Cranberry Township.
Pre-registration is required and can be done at the parks and recreation offices, by visiting www.cranberrytownship.org or by calling 724-776-4806, ext. 1129.
The program fee is $7 per child, and can be done at the time registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The event is free for adults.
Natalie Beneviat is at freelance writer with Trib Total Media
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