NEW LONDON — On Saturday, May 31 more than 30 disabled anglers and assistants gathered at Wilderness Springs to fish for big rainbow trout. The group fished in two nice-sized ponds both with shaded areas beneath trees in which they could see deep into the water.
The people started fishing around 8:30 a.m. on the sunny morning. The fish weren’t easy to catch and it took a while to get their attention with the right bait. The group used worms, wax worms and some used spinners or other lures.
Volunteer helpers made the fishing easier. These individuals netted fish, ran for bait and helped cast some of the lines.
Everyone caught their limit and the staff at Wilderness Springs cleaned our fish and put them in a plastic bag with ice. The two biggest fish were 17 ¼ inches and 17 inches. These were the perfect size for the frying pan or grill.
After fishing, the group gathered at the picnic tables for a meal.