Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fishing trip

We went fishing yesterday. Fishing is one thing dh loves to do (even though he doesn't like to eat fish!) and he wanted to take all of us along on a trip. We left around 4:30pm and didn't get home until almost 11 pm.

We first drove to an out-of-the-way place where someone had told Devin there was a great pond for trout. Had trouble finding the pond, but just decided to try this one spot. We ended up walking about halfway around the pond (good thing we were wearing rubber boots). Benjamin had a fish on his hook but lost it while trying to reel it in. One of the kids - Jessica, I think - caught a small one in this pond.

We saw LOTS of Pitcher Plants, Newfoundland's floral emblem. They are carnivorous plants -- how cool is that! Here are some photos we took:

This is looking down into the "pitcher". It is filled with water, and has fine hairs lining it. Prey fall in and can't get back out.

We also saw these beautiful pink flowers. I need to look up and find the name of them.

Anyway, this first pond wasn't yielding much trout so we walked through the woods and back to our van. Traveled about 15 minutes to another pond. Nothing there, so we went looking for another spot. This was about 9pm by now. The trout were starting to bite :-) We all caught at least one fish except for Timothy. He did have several fish on his line but wasn't able to hook them and reel them in. Jessica caught the biggest one.

Here is the one I caught :-)

We saw some wildlife -- a couple of bunnies, lots of birds and also a toad. Oh yeah, this little guy, too :-) Can you see it?

Benjamin let it walk around on his jacket for a while.

All in all, a GREAT evening. We'll go again one day next week. Hopefully, we'll find a good pond and catch LOTS! My grandmother is thankful for a feed of pan-sized trout.


Jacqueline said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening!