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Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge Hosts Family Fishing Event
Northeast Region, June 16, 2013
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This young girl caught her first fish ever!
This young girl caught her first fish ever! - Photo Credit: USFWS
This is one excited fisherwoman! (She forgot this is Father's Day.)
This is one excited fisherwoman! (She forgot this is Father's Day.) - Photo Credit: USFWS
The whole family getting into the action.
The whole family getting into the action. - Photo Credit: USFWS
Local family enjoying this fishing opportunity.
Local family enjoying this fishing opportunity. - Photo Credit: USFWS

Many fathers came to the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge with their families on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day. It was a day of great fishing and relaxing amid the beauty of the serene landscape. For 11 years the refuge has hosted an annual fishing event. It began as a kid’s “Take Me Fishing” campaign but has been modified over the years to appeal to the whole family. Nearly 75 people attended and it was such a great sight to witness so many mothers “hooked on” fishing as well.
The Double V Rod and Gun Club of Vernon, NJ has partnered with the refuge since the inception of this annual event. Many Double V volunteers, avid fishermen themselves, roamed the lakeside to assist with baiting, casting and removing hooked fish. Their participation and commitment to help has made this day something that local folks remember and what prompts them to return year after year.


Contact Info: Fran Stephenson, 973-702-7266 x 10, fran_stephenson@fws.gov



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