Monday, August 18, 2008

Casting for Recovery at Pequest Trout Hatchery

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing "Casting for Recovery" at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County, NJ. Kerry Armillay from Sparta Cancer Center in Sparta, NJ hired me to head over and get some photos of breast cancer survivors learning how to fly-fish. Although it was very sunny and warm, the ladies caught a mess of gigantic trout in the education pond at Pequest. Alot of instructors informed the ladies that if they had caught trout the size they were catching it would make their month.

There was yelling, cheering and clapping all around the pond.

The location of Pequest Trout Hatchery is incredibly beautiful!

That is a nice fish!

Coming in to shore!

I have a ton of photos, this is just a few, as a new fly-fisherman myself, I can tell you that good, patient instruction is key to learning and enjoying this type of fishing. The instructors were all of these things and the support staff from Sparta Cancer Center also made sure the ladies had a great time. It was an awesome day!

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