Gone fishing ... in Prospect Park
The contest began back in 1947 and lasts a week in July each summer. Participating kids (15 years and under) meet at the algae-covered Boathouse lake, pick up a free pole and start fishing - it's catch-and-release of course. The rules are that all caught fish must be returned to the lake alive.
There's an extra challenge that will arm the winner with a whopper of a fish story for years to come. One giant fish named R.H. Macy has been tagged and released into the lake. Whoever hooks him wins a prize. There other stuff going on too - lessons in aquatic life and ecology and a "how-to" fishing session.
We've gone before [VIDEO HERE]. It was fun - and it's great for a day like today [STUFF TO DO IN PROSPECT PARK]. We wish we could ditch the office and head on over .... but today we have to settle for vicarious fishing. If you go, here's how [DIRECTIONS]. And if you need more infor, here's where [CONTACT].
-- Lauren Johnston