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Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is Hosting a Special Program

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery entrance for special program. (c) 2017 Ashley Burroughs

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A Family Perspective on the Fishing Program

Hear grandparents and grandchildren talk about this special event.

By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It’s all about fishing and family fun at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Today, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery had its annual fishing program for grandparents and grandchildren to bond over one of Central New York’s past times.

This program allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and teach them new fishing techniques. Carter, 7, says that he is excited about fishing with his grandparents but he is most looking forward to catching fish. As for his grandmother, Linda Carroll, she cherishes these moments with her grandson and says, “it’s a very special time.”

Some families make it a tradition to come to this fishing program. Last year, Hunter, 6, came with his grandparents and caught a trout. “My favorite part of fishing is feeding the fishes,” Hunter said.

Despite the rain, grandparents were still able to have fun by creating memories with their grandchildren and catching plenty of fish.

Carpenter’s Brooke Fish Hatchery provides bait and rods but participants can bring their own equipment to fish. To participate in this program, it cost $3 for children and grandparents are free. There can only be three children per adult for admission.

Volunteers will be available to provide instructions for beginners and assist with any questions that participants may have.

The program ends Friday and pre-registration is required to attend. There are two sessions for the program. One starts at 10:00 a.m. and session two begins at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery at 315-689-9367 or visit onondagacountyparks.com.