Anglers of all ages head to their favourite spots as P.E.I.’s recreational fishing season gets underway
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On the primary day of angling season on April 15, 12-year-old Gage Boutilier didn’t waste any time getting out to solid a line.
His father, Danny Roberts, stated for Gage, fishing is healthier than Christmas.
“He loves it. It’s his just about favorite factor. We’re speaking about Christmas … all he desires for Christmas items is stuff for fishing. So, he’s fascinated about it year-round for positive.”
When requested for some recommendation on good fishing practices, Roberts deferred to the extra skilled fisherman.
“Gage in all probability has extra ideas and methods than I do, he’s in all probability the higher fisherman out of the 2 of us,” he stated.
Roberts didn’t do numerous fishing rising up, and Gage is the one who received him into it, he stated.
“Simply get on the market and check out it and luxuriate in time with your loved ones. Get exterior, get off the web.”
“Simply get on the market and check out it and luxuriate in time with your loved ones.” – Danny Roberts
For Gage, the perfect half about fishing is attending to spend time together with his dad.
“And it’s even higher while you get a fish, as a result of you’ve got the thrill of reeling him in,” stated Gage.
The 2 had been fishing in a river simply off North York River Highway close to a bridge in Miltonvale Park, and Gage managed to reel in a 10- to 12-inch trout.
“It’s only a ready sport. If the precise spots, have good bait, you may catch them fairly good,” he stated.
This was additionally the identical spot the place Gage caught his greatest fish ever.
“It was right here, and it was 21 inches. Fairly massive … rainbow trout,” he stated. “Go and check out fishing. In case you haven’t, it’s enjoyable.”
In search of trout
On the opposite aspect of the bridge, one other younger fisherman was out seeking to catch a chew.
“Feels good,” stated 13-year-old Griffin Buckle. “First day out on a river once more, hopefully, get a number of fish and get one thing to eat.”
He has fished yearly for the previous 4 years, and on the primary day of this season, he was seeking to catch tout.
“Get worms on the sinker, get it within the backside of the creek and, hopefully, they chew,” he stated.
Good to know
The federal government of P.E.I. web site states angling season for all freshwater fish begins on April 15 of every 12 months, in most places.
Open and shutting dates might differ relying on location and species.
Particulars will be discovered within the 2023 Angling Summary
George Melitides is a second-year scholar within the journalism program at Holland School in Charlottetown.