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Find out details about these and other events on the CCA Maryland website, www.ccamd.org.
Morse captures top prize in CCA Division of Boatyard tourney
Randy Morse (left) celebrates his victory with Dick Franyo (center), owner of the Boatyard Bar & Grill, and Charlie Ebersberger of Angler’s Sport Center.
Longtime CCA Member Randy Morse won the top prize in the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA MD) division of the Boatyard Bar & Grill’s Opening Day Rockfish Tournament. His 45-inch fish won the $1,000 CCA MD prize, and was third overall in the tourney.
Peter McChesney, Annapolis, was second in the CCA MD division with a 42 1/4-inch striper, and Steve Schad, Edgewater, captured third with a 41 1/2- inch fish.
Website calendar can keep you current
You can find the latest information in the revised calendar on the CCA MD website. The “Upcoming Events” section, which appears in the upper right corner of the homepage, announces current happenings and has a link to the full calendar. It includes state and chapter meetings and events. Check frequently to discover what has been added. AND if you know of an event that should be communicated through the calendar, please send the information to Tony Friedrich, executive director, at email@example.com.
CCA volunteers help hundreds of kids learn fishing skills
Almost 500 young people learned fishing and conservation skills during the Family & Youth Casting Call Friday and Saturday with the support of a number of CCA MD volunteers. The annual event is held on the C&O Canal in Washington and young people have the chance to catch planted fish under the supervision of adults.
“We put rods in the hands of 160 kids Friday, most for the first time,” said Brad Gentner, CCA member and lead organizer of the event. “On Saturday we had more than 300 kids fish along with more than 300 parents, again many of whom were fishing for the first time. And these are just the attendees that checked into the fishing safety station. It was truly a great experience for the kids, their parents, and all the volunteers who had the chance to see young people experience the joy of fishing.”
In addition to Gentner, other CCA MD volunteers were Heather Bowen, co-organizer; Jim Greene, who conducted a class on trout; Larry Jennings, who handled food; Friedrich, who worked with the young anglers baiting hooks and teaching casting; and Eric Whisenhunt, who ran the safety booth.
Eric Whisenhunt, CCA Life Member, Great Washington Chapter, gets ready for hundreds of kids at the fishing saftey station
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