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  • Pete Cellucci, left, 4, of Florence offers his brother, Joey, 6 months, a close-up view of a perch he caught with his father, Bob Cellucci, and sister, Anna, 6, during the fishing event Saturday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bob Cellucci and kids Pete, 4, and Anna, 6, of Florence wrangle a loose perch they caught during the Cops and Bobbers fishing event at Look Park on Saturday. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • George Dunham of Pioneer Valley Chapter #276 of Trout Unlimited helps Tanner Sorcinelli, 7, of West Springfield tie a woolly worm fly. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Tanner Sorcinelli, left, 7, of West Springfield, helped by the steady hand of George Dunham of Pioneer Valley chapter #276 of Trout Unlimited, ties a wooly worm fly. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Tanner Sorcinelli, 7, of West Springfield, helped by the steady hand of George Dunham, right, of Pioneer Valley chapter #276 of Trout Unlimited, ties a wooly worm fly. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody eyes a 19-inch, 2.8-pound brook trout caught by Jackson Oravec, 12, of Holyoke. Moody spent the day at a table cleaning the fish that participants caught and wanted to make a meal of.. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Jackson Oravec, 12, of Holyoke poses for a photo with the 19-inch, 2.8-pound brook trout that he caught during the Northampton Police Department's fourth annual fishing event. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Northampton Police Department's fourth annual fishing event took place at Look Park's Willow Lake in Florence on Saturday. This is the second year that the department has partnered with the Cops & Bobbers, Hooks & Ladders fishing program. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A youth heads to the far shore of Willow Lake at Look Park in Florence for the Northampton Police Department's fourth annual fishing event on Saturday. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Photographer
Published: 10/14/2019 12:09:42 AM

FLORENCE — The Northampton Police Department's fourth annual fishing event took place at Willow Lake in Look Park on Saturday. This is the second year that the department has partnered with the Cops & Bobbers, Hooks & Ladders youth fishing program designed to “connect kids to community through the outdoors.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stocked the pond with 300 fish from the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery, 50 of which were tagged for prizes. The MassWildlife Angler Education program provided rods, reels and bait for everyone and the Pioneer Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited offered a one-on-one clinic on fly-tying. Members of the city’s police and fire departments were on hand to help out, even cleaning fish that participants caught and wished to take home.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.

 




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