I spent Saturday morning at Hamilton’s Waterfront Park with my Nikon D200 in tow. I was fortunate to tour the harbour with professional angler Ryan Hall. Normally when not fishing Ryan is found behind the counter at Fishing World on Barton Street. Today he offered his services and boat to kids under 14years of age to fish in the derby aboard his 19foot Triton.
Tyler Bridgeman an enthusiastic and accomplished caster was elated to pick up some tips from Ryan. They fished hard along the south shore and with only 40 minutes left in the derby Tyler hooked into a 40 cm Largemouth Bass.
Tyler’s Largemouth Bass placed second in the predator category! That’s AWESOME for a 7 year old totally hooked angler.
My thanks to the Hamilton Waterfront Park and all its great sponsors for having a Kids Fishing Derby and my personal thanks to Ryan Hall for donating his time to young anglers.