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First Time Fishing

Take a busload of excited children…add a hundred cups of wriggly worms and a pond full of hungry fish and it sounds like something interesting is about to happen. It gets even better. These kids are all from the city and they’re going fishing for the very first time. Wild Side Guide Craig Owensby was waiting by the water when fifty kids from the Boys and Girls club of Nashville showed up to wet their lines and meet one man who made their trip possible.

Craig tells us some of the kids got so excited, they tried to take their fish home in their pockets! (And don’t you know their mommas would have loved that!) We’d like to shout out a big Wild Side “Thank you!” to pond owner Scott Norman, a special person who has touched many lives over the years.

The trip was held in conjunction with Free Fishing Day, which happens once every year in Tennessee, on the Saturday of the first full week in June. It’s a day when anyone in the state can go fishing, whether you have a license or not. To get the latest information on fishing in Tennessee, go to www.tnwildlife.org, home of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

 For information on the Boys and Girls Club, visit www.bgca.org.

 From show 2511.

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