Thursday, October 29, 2020

Scouts learn Sportfishing first hand

Proper fish identification is an important part of regulations. Photos by Jeane Brennan

Proper fish identification is an important part of regulations. Photos by Jeane Brennan

By Jeane Brennan

Cub Scout Pack 234 enjoyed the time and talent the Marco Sportfishing Club offered them during their pack meeting December 16. Members of the Sportfishing Club set up 5 stations around a meeting room at the Marco Methodist Church where groups of scouts spent 10 minutes at each station learning about regulations, fish identification, how to be a good angler, everything you need to know about stocking a tackle box, how to tie three important knots and how to cast using real fishing poles and actually catching “fish.” Robin O’Shea, committee chairperson, said “the Marco Sportfishing Club is a great asset to our community. They took the time and effort to educate our kids in an important activity that pertains to our area. The

All scouts learn to how to tie knots.

All scouts learn to how to tie knots.

scouts were so pleased with the club’s lessons.” The boys received a bag of goodies from Bryan Fluesch, Collier County Marine Agent and the Florida Sea Grant Agent at Rookery Bay.

Members of the Marco Sportfishing Club are over 200 strong. “The club,” says Howard Laskau, “is composed of men and women who love to fish.” Howard Laskau, Jim Malerba, Fred Knuhi, Myron Wittlin, Abbe Hankin, Jay Jones, Mike Kropp, Keith Wohltman, and Al Cohoon are the handful of members who took the time and effort to show Cub Scout Pack 234 the ins and outs of fishing. Laskau said the “main purpose of the Marco Sportfishing Club is to fish, to socialize and to contribute to our community.” For more information about the Marco Sportfishing Club go to www.marcosportfishingclub.com

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