"Community at the edge of beautiful Cobbossee Stream"
"Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs"
What is "Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs"?
A program run with the help of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that will help teach the fundamentals of fishing: safety, fish identification, proper handling of fish, fish biology, and proper ethical angling. The aim is to expose kids from 5 to 15 to the art of fishing in hopes to give them a lifelong interest in the family sport, and to help lead them away from any interest in the shadier things in life.
We have the local schools help select the participants. We invite them and at least one parent or guardian down to the edge of the stream for the day; the youths get a fishing rod and reel combo set to use and take home with them; all get a special event tee-shirt; a big BBQ for lunch; all of the hands-on support, guidance and interaction that can be fit into a day; and more.
In the nine years we've been hosting an event by the edge of the stream, we've given out over 160 Zebco road and reel combos; many were the first fishing sets the youths could call their own. Please enjoy these photos from the past eight events. We look forward to the next class of HOF participants. See ya in the spring!!!
CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN 2018 10th Annual GSC "Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs" event - June 3rd, 2017