With glassy waters and not a cloud in the sky, you couldn’t ask for a nicer day for this year’s Fishing For Kids. The event, hosted by The Ocean City Yacht Club and Ocean City Marlin and Tuna Club, has now surpassed a quarter century of History and is still going strong. Attendees were sure to take advantage of such a wonderful day shipping out early Sunday morning into the Great Egg Harbor Bay.
The Yacht Club hosted around 125 guest from Pennsylvania area organizations. Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Variety Club, and Challenger League all dedicate their time on aiding and mentoring disadvantaged or disabled. A message organizers, Doug Walter (OCYC) and George Robinson (OCMTC) both love and wanted to help out in their own way through, Fishing For Kids.
25 boat owners coming from the local water sports clubs happily offered their time for this fantastic opportunity to take the club members out onto the bay. Hitting local fishing spots, many were lucky enough to snag a flounder or two. Even without landing a fish, getting to spend the morning out on the water was fantastic in and of itself.
There were smiles all around from beginning to end. A picturesque day on the water, a great chance to help with fantastic organizations, and some fresh fish to take home. The 26th annual Fishing for Kids couldn’t have gone much better, and hopes go to next year being just a great an addition to the local tradition.