Another Successful Family Fun and Fish Day

Posted on: May 30th, 2019 by Brent Gotsch
Reeling in a fish at Family Fun and Fish Day 2019. Photo by Amanda Cabanillas.

Reel­ing in a fish at Fam­i­ly Fun and Fish Day 2019. Pho­to by Aman­da Cabanillas.


AWSMP held anoth­er suc­cess­ful Fam­i­ly Fun and Fish Day on Sun­day, May 19 at Ken­neth Wil­son Camp­ground. AWSMP col­lab­o­rates each year with the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (NYSDEC) to allow par­tic­i­pants to fish with­out a fish­ing license. NYSDEC also pro­vides fish­ing poles, tack­le, and bait to par­tic­i­pants. Vol­un­teers from the Catskill Moun­tain Chap­ter and Ashokan-Pepacton Chap­ter of Trout Unlim­it­ed attend­ed and helped assist novice anglers with learn­ing how to prop­er­ly bait hooks, cast lines, and prop­er­ly release fish back into water. AWSMP staff pro­vid­ed logis­ti­cal orga­ni­za­tion for the event and served a bar­be­cue lunch. The entire event was free of charge with the excep­tion of a nom­i­nal park­ing fee for the campground.

The event had 88 peo­ple attend, many of whom had nev­er fished before. The weath­er held out and the fish were bit­ing with sev­er­al peo­ple catch­ing a vari­ety of sun­fish. AWSMP would like to thank the staff of Ken­neth Wil­son Camp­ground as well as our friends from our local Trout Unlim­it­ed Chap­ters and NYSDEC for help­ing to put on a suc­cess­ful event. We can’t wait for next year!


Catching a sunfish at Family Fun and Fish Day 2019. Photo by Ed Ostapczuk.

Catch­ing a sun­fish at Fam­i­ly Fun and Fish Day 2019. Pho­to by Ed Ostapczuk.