Fishing for youngsters 2024

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Success of second edition 2024

This Saturday, june 8th 2024, we held our second edition of the Pêche en herbe program. The aim of this program is to encourage youngsters aged 6 to 17 to get involved in fishing activities. The minimum number of participants was 10, with a maximum of 25. Due to overwhelming demand, we ended up with 26 children.

Despite the inclement weather and the fact that many participants came from out of town, there were no cancellations. A total of 26 youngsters aged 6 to 17 and their accompanying adults took part in the activity, which was held at the Club’s main chalet. They received theoretical training on the biology, living environment and diet of the main species of fish targeted by sport fishing in Quebec, as well as the best techniques and tricks needed to outwit them. The course was given by Daniel Bergeron, an experienced biologist and active member of the Club Compton’s fishing committee. With his dynamism, knowledge and ability to explain information in simple terms, he kept the youngsters enthralled throughout the course.


At the end of the event, each youngster present was given a rod, a box containing a few fishing tackle items and a license valid until the age of 18. Unfortunately, due to high water in the Rivière Eaton following torrential rains in the Eastern Townships in the hours preceding the event, the scheduled fishing activity was cancelled for safety reasons, as the river’s raging flow made it impossible to ensure a safe environment. The young people present and their guides were invited to return to the Club’s territory later in the summer to fish for trout in more favorable conditions. Nevertheless, each youngster present was able to leave with a rainbow trout prepared and ready to cook, the decision having been taken to give the youngsters the trout present in the oxygenated pool intended for children under 6. Thanks to all those who took the time to prepare the fish in the pouring rain.


We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of this event, starting with the youngsters and their accompanying adults. Many thanks again to Daniel Bergeron for his training, and to all Club members and volunteers present, especially the members of the fishing committee headed by Daniel Guilbault. A special thanks to our VP, Mr. Richard Raby. Many thanks also to the event’s sponsors and to the Fondation de la Faune du Québec.


See you next year, hopefully under better weather conditions!