Central Park Fishing Club heads to Adirondacks to do some ice fishing

Central Park Fishing Club heads to Adirondacks to do some ice fishing
Posted on 02/06/2018
Central Park Students doing some ice fishing in the Adirondacks

Twenty-two Central Park Middle School students, who are members of the Fishing Club,  recently ventured out to the tip of the Adirondacks to experience Ice fishing at Moreau State Park's lake. 

The students where engaged with DEC officers, the state park biologist, education coordinators, the park manager,  as well as may other volunteers that kept the warming cabin stocked with hot chocolate, cookies, and hotdogs.  

The students learned how to operate an manual auger, set up ice fishing tip ups, bait the hooks, use jigging rods, and also learn about basic fish behavior in the colder months.  The DEC officers also explained all of the fishing guidelines for Moreau Lake.   

The young fishermen and women enjoyed the excitement of catching  and releasing fish like the 19 inch long pickerel that one of the students caught. 

The goal is to provide  experiences that will keep students engaged in the  sport that some of the teachers have enjoyed throughout their lives.  

Getting students engaged in fishing is way to educate them about how fishing might help keep  waterways cleaner, preserve  fisheries and learn about the potential careers that encompass their new hobby.

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