Come fish with me



Our HVP publisher has 6 people in her family who fish. They all love it

fishing, sport, family, kids

My granddaughter Lia patiently waits to hook her first fish of the day. 


I was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived there all my young life. In 1965, when my husband and I moved to Monroe, our fishing days began. Their dad took our two young boys fishing beginning when they were three. 

I must admit, I was not a fisherman at heart. But when we walked up the road to Round Lake to fish, I was the one who hooked the worms so they could catch whatever was swimming their way.

On a cold winter day you could find my oldest son, Paul, fishing when there was three feet of snow on the ground. While my youngest, Eliot, began to really enjoy the sport when he moved to Maryland. He loves crabbing.

Now I have two teenage grandkids. They live on a lake in Connecticut, and since they were young their dad took them fishing.

I say to all moms, even if you are not a fisherman yourself it is a great sport to teach your kids. It doesn’t require lots of expensive equipment. And the skills are simple to learn.

Check out my son’s new website (thrillfishing.com) dedicated to those who want to learn to fish and to those who already enjoy the sport. I asked him to write a series of articles that support fishing for kids.

His first article, Take Your Kid Fishing covers four key points to help you introduce fishing to your kids. He has even created a First Fish Award template that you can use as a reward for a great fishing day.

  • Why take your child fishing
  • Manage your expectations
  • Your child’s first fishing trip
  • The fishing trip check list

Lastly, the article provides links to a site that offers a “Let’s go fishing” student workbook with sections on:  Fishing Tackle, Knots, Ethical Angling, Fish Identification, Lures, Fish Care, Casting and more.





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