The first week of June was a busy one for the Chéticamp River Salmon Association with the Flycasting Workshops taking place on Thursday June 4th and the annual Fishing Derby happening on Sunday June 7th.
John Hart, past president of the Margaree Salmon Association, and Lewis Hinks generously offered their time and equipment for the Flycasting Workshop to teach the grade 7 and 8 students from École N.D.A. how to fly cast. The lesson was divided into three different stations, beginning with knot tying and tying flies onto the line demonstrated by John Hart. After practicing tying two different types of simple knots the students moved onto dry casting with Lewis Hinks. Lewis gave the students lots of tips on how to cast a fly rod properly and many of the kids got the hang of it right away! After dry casting the group got to tie real flies to their lines and try to catch one of the rainbow trout swimming about in the pond. Many of the students were able to catch a fish and cheered each other on when they hooked one. Thank you to the students and teachers who participated and made the workshop fun for everyone!
Thank you to CRSA director Joel Camus for offering his pond and surrounding property to be used for the workshop.