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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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

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Casting to good areas in the ponds.

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Setting the hook on fish.

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

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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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