Our Dad Blogger Robert shares about his experience taking his daughter Ava fishing for the first time. I can’t wait to take my kiddos! Here is what he has to say about their fun fishing experience.
My 5 year old daughter has been begging me to get her a betta fish companions and take her fishing for the last several months now. Quite frankly I didn’t want to buy the equipment and spend all day at a lake when there is no telling how long she would maintain an interest in fishing. Luckily there is a small lake called Huckleberry Fishing Pond in the east end of Anaheim that caters to introducing kids to the sport of fishing at a very reasonable price.
What is great about Huckleberry Fishing Pond is that the staff is very helpful and makes it easy for your youngster to get started. You can bring your own fishing pole, or if you don’t have your own fishing gear they will rent it to you for only $3, which includes all of the bait that you will need .
I was worried that my daughter would be sad if we didn’t catch any fish. Before we started I explained to her that sometimes the fish are biting and sometimes they aren’t. As it turns out I didn’t need to worry as we caught a 14″ catfish within the first two minutes! My daughter was sad to learn that we couldn’t bring the fish home and make it a pet. I think she had a vision of keeping it in an aquarium in her room. I explained to her that people eat catfish so we gave it to another fisherman so he could fry it up for dinner.
*open Wednesday through Sunday 9am to 4pm
*the lake is stocked on Wednesdays so your child’s odds are best during the couple of days that follow.
*snack bar and bathrooms are less than 50 yards away from the lake, it is ok to bring your own food and drinks
*no license required to fish
*there is no “catch and release”, any fish that you catch there is a charge of $6.50 per pound.
*cost is $3 per person who wants to fish, if you rent their equipment it’s an extra $3 per pole.
*located just outside the Santa Ana River Lakes at 4060 E. La Palma in Anaheim. Info firstname.lastname@example.org