It's been well documented that I'm a big supporter of introducing kids to the outdoors. Fishing for Life is an organization that takes it to a whole new level. They do year round activities, promotions and and fundraisers that are getting kids involved in the outdoors. This weekend, May 7 and 8, they are having their annual 'Fish Fair,' and I am lucky enough to be a part of it
Here's a little more about this year's fish fair, and you can decide if you want to help out, or if you'd like to partake in the activities. The doors open at 10:00 AM Friday and Saturday at the Anoka County Fairgrounds. Kids and their families can fish for trout, make lures, practice casting, race minnows and more. All activities are educational, teaching families and kids about habitat awareness, fishing tackle, techniques, fishing clubs, camps and about the fish they want to catch. Consider this the county fair, but everything is fishing related. Plus, there will be several fishing guides and tournament anglers around to teach their ways and give seminars too. That's where I plan to help. I too will be trying to share my knowleadge with anyone who cares to learn. Maybe I'll learn something from some of the other guys like the Lindner's or Keith Kavajecz too. Either way, it's going to be a hoot.
If you aren't 100% committed just yet, you may be interested in the Sportsmans Garage Sale. Taking place at the same time, I've been told it will be a mix of anything and everything from anglers like you and me. I think it may be worth your time to swing in to learn how you can help. After all, the proceeds will be going to the children and their yearly fishing activities. This group is making a difference, you can check 'em out right here. Fishing For Life - Hope to see you there!