NEWS: Fishing Club Splashes Into New School Year
By Cole Egersheim – Staff Reporter
Law’s Fishing Club is looking to reel new members in this fall.
The club is looking for all students,, from those who have never touched a fishing pole to experienced fisherman, to join. To get all the information on meeting times and trip info, students can text @fishing14 to 81010 or listen for announcements on Eagle Eye News.
Meetings are held after school in Mr. Morazzini’s room, Room 199B.
“Our goal is to go on a lot more fishing trips,” senior Fishing Club President Hunter Thomas said.
The club goes on freshwater and saltwater trips during the year. Science teacher and club advisor Mr. Morazzini is planning trips to Gulf Beach, Morningside Rocks, Maltby Lakes and the Middlebank Two charter by the end of the year.
The club is hoping students of all skill levels join. The club’s staff and officers are willing to teach those who are new to fishing. Club members bring their own gear and buy bait as a club for each trip.
History teacher and Fishing Club co-advisor Mr. Roumeles is also helping to expand the club. He brings freshwater fishing experience, allowing the club to increase their fishing locations.
“I bring a different perspective,” Roumeles said. “ I know Mr. Morazzini is the better angler, freshwater and saltwater, but I bring that experience.”
The club also does workshops that include reel maintenance, tackle organization and techniques, and knot tying. These activities are held in Room 199B, so those who cannot normally go on trips can also be involved.
Morazzini usually gives away a lure for the biggest catch of the day.
“Fishing is a competitive sport and this adds a little extra fun to the experience,” Morazzini said.
Thomas and junior Nick Granito are the most avid anglers in the club, They help anyone in need of anything fishing related.
“(My favorite part of Fishing Club) is getting away from everything and going out doors to fish,” Thomas said.