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The winning articles cover a range of positive messages about fishing : the simplest outdoor activity for a family, the value of a lifetime of fond memories, and the recognition that fishing is a life-long sport.

Third Place – “Take a Kid Fishing”, by Len Rich

Len’s article reminds us that fishing is the ultimate tool for teaching a child about natural resources and conservation. The best way to do this is to keep things simple and enjoy the moments. Len also reminds us that National Fishing Week is a special time to introduce a child to this “life sport” – enjoyment from childhood to old age.  What other sport can boast that?

Second Place – “How to get hooked on a lifetime of fond memories” by Peter Wood.

Most of you know how fishing is the catalyst to life long friendships and treasured memories. Peter shares his memories by taking you on a journey with some of his friends. He skillfully recreates in the reader’s mind his fond memories – it makes you just want to be there as his friend! He encourages everyone to take a special friend fishing and create more “Fish On” time together.

First Place – “Family Fishing is Child’s Play” by Gord Ellis.

In this article, Gord simply breaks down the steps to help a family successfully enjoy fishing. From using the KISS principle, to introducing the Tackleshare program, to capturing those special moments, to safety and licence issues, his formula ensures that every kid should and can try fishing. After all, it’s healthier than playing video-games. This article was well written, concise and to the point. We found it very well deserving of the first place award.

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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