August 23 2016
Our dad registered my sister Rose and me for a two day fishing camp. We first signed in and got name tags, then we talked about poison ivy, wild parsnip, ticks, and water safety. Then we got our fishing rods, and had to put the string through the holes and put the hooks, bobbers, and weight on the string, put on our life jackets, and tally-ho to the river.
When we got to the river, there was a boat with people from the South Nation CONSERVATION area (Brent, Kiersty, Molly (the teachers) were also from there) and they said they looked in their turtle traps and found a snapping turtle! So we cooked the turtle and ate it. Just kidding. They caught turtles to record them and measure them. The snapping turtle is the hardest one to record because it tries to snap you. But they eventually did everything and let it go back into the river.
Then we started fishing. I didn’t catch any fish. But hopefully on the second day I do! There was a fish that someone caught, and the fish swallowed the hook and it was inside his stomach! The fish was bleeding very badly. We got it back in the water, but we pronounced it dead when a few minutes later he was floating upside down. 😦 It was really icky. The same icky as in putting worms on your hook by yourself.
For lunch, they got us some sandwiches from SUBWAY!!!! You could have a sandwich with turkey, ham, chicken, or with just cheese. Then you put whatever you want on it. The choices were lettuce, tomato, green peppers, mayo sauce, and mustard. I took
The smallest and biggest fish were both caught by Rose. HEY don’t say that she’s better, it’s the fish that won’t eat my wormy. The worm did look juicy too. 😀 HEY, I didn’t eat the worm. Though if I were a fish, I would fall for the trick.
Like a normal beginner, a lot of people (like me) had tangles with their rod. So Brent and Kiersty helped everyone untangle them. For a lot of people, the tangles were either really hard to untangle, easy or tangled with someone else. Sometimes it was so hard to untangle that Brent had to use his pocket knife to cut the string and re-attach the string and cut the extra string off the knot so the knot part wouldn’t get tangled when we reel the string in.
On the way back, since our dad bought St-Albert poutine we ate poutine!! 😀 It had french fries, cheese curds, mayo sauce, gravy, green peppers (eww) and meat. The meat tasted good. But it was a pretty small box for 5.99$. (Or was it 6.99?) My dad also bought a salad. 🙂