Anne-Marie Bassi, Captain of the Gord Lytle Fishing Team
On Sunday, February 23, the Gord Lytle Fishing Team got up bright and early to set out on our second trip as a group. After our first attempt in Orangeville, catching zero fish but ending with a fun barbecue for all our colossal efforts, we were unsure about what was going to happen this time around. We were greeted with warm sunny weather, and were transported across Lake Simcoe to our location on the ice. Within minutes, we had defied the odds - the fishing team had officially caught their first fish! Then our second, third… and the rest was history.
We caught mainly perch and a few weeds. Nonetheless, we met our initial goals for this trip! An uproar of cheering echoing across the ice would be the indicator that another member had caught their first fish. We spent some time fishing out on the ice in the sun, and some time in the rented huts to stay warm. Ninety percent of the trip we were busy with the task of attempting to catch the biggest fish, the other ten percent was spent making snow angels on the ice, crawling across the ice, and asking who brought snacks.
We want to thank the teachers who spent their time planning and ensuring this day was possible. After finally catching some fish, the CDS fishing team definitely sees a bright future ahead and together we are excited for the next spring fishing expedition that is to come!