Getting kids hooked on fishing.

Posted on June 16th, 2016

My wife Barbara & I have been blessed to have the opportunity of teaching our grandchildren to fish. I had the privilege to teach my kinds to fish, but they are now all grown up, some have children of their own, but they still enjoy fishing when they get a chance.


As a birthday present for Benjamin, our 8 yr. old grandson, instead of purchasing him clothing, toys, games, etc., my wife and I decided it would be best to treat him to an “experience-gift”. So we decided to take him to Wilmer Trout Ponds for the afternoon in Durham, ON.


Wilmer offers 20-ponds that are children and senior friendly in a natural environment with plenty of brook, rainbow and bass that live naturally in their ponds (no pellet food).


The location is scenic and close to the GTA. Benjamin used a Rapala spin-cast (push-button), outfit and practiced his fishing using a spinner which he used to catch some nice brook trout.


He also used a bobber and jig/twister tail/worm combination to catch both brook trout and rainbow trout.


Through our fishing outing Benjamin did everything by himself. Hooking worms on.


Casting to good areas in the ponds.


Setting the hook on fish.


And landing his own fish with a live-release net.


All afternoon was a fun, learning experience that he won’t forget. If you have children & grandchildren, or elderly parents who love to fish, Wilmer Trout Ponds is an excellent location to have them enjoy a few hours fishing with excellent results!

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