Sunny skies and a light breeze greeted Eastern Shore youngsters who gathered June 2 at Morley’s Wharf Fishing Pier on Occohannock Creek. A few fish cooperated for the children, all of whom received a fishing rod and reel and a great introduction to angling under the auspices of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org).
After the rigors of baiting hooks and landing fish, the children enjoyed hot dogs and soda and a presentation to the three youngsters who caught the largest fish. The free event was made possible by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission;
Schmidt Baking Co.; Matt Abell of Sea Hawk Sports Center; Sherry Jo’s Custom Baits; Bill and Sheila Wolfram; and volunteers from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club.
Shown in the accompanying photo are a few of the boys and girls who participated in the event.