Fall Children’s Fishing Classic October 20, 2018
O’Neill Williams – Honorary Chairman
Co-Chair – Lou & Lilli Meier
North Georgia Crappie Anglers is pleased to again sponsor the Fall Children’s Fishing Classic. This year we are looking forward to 100 children participating in the event on October 20, 2018. For some of the children this will be their first experience with fishing, but our goal is that it won’t be their last. To register for the tournament and be eligible for awards and prizes, each child/youth must be 6 -15 years old. Youths older than 15 are also welcome to fish in the tournament along with a Captain. Each registrant will be paired with a Captain to lead him/her into the wonderful world of fishing. Registration of the children and Captains is accomplished by filling out the appropriate form available on the blog above. Registration begins March 1, 2018.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Registrants will meet with their Captains early in the morning and then go fishing. Weigh-in will be at 12:00 noon, located at Bolding Mill Park, 4044 Chestatee Rd., Gainesville, GA. After everyone has enjoyed a complimentary meal, an awards ceremony will follow. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be given for the largest fish in 6 categories:
Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Catfish and Bluegill
Winners receiving their trophy will have their photo taken with O’Neill Williams. EVERY registrant will receive a new rod and reel and a Certificate of Participation to take home.
If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew or neighborhood kid, please don’t miss an opportunity to register him/her and be a part of this fun-filled educational event. Likewise if you are an experienced fisherman don’t miss this chance to invite a child to go fishing. Some kids will be fishing from boats while others will be fishing from the bank or docks. As always, your child’s safety will be our first priority.
There is a story of an old gentleman on his death bed and someone asked him “what do you most regret?” The old man replied “the day I wasted taking my son to the lake to fish, and we caught nothing.” They then asked the son “what was the fondest memory of your dad?” The son replied “the time I spent with my dad the day he took me fishing”.