Vol. 20 No. 4 May 3, 2012

Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day – Another Success!


Approximately 300 children under 12 years old, with parents and siblings in tow, turned out for the 2nd Annual Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day on March 31 in Reston, Virginia.

The event, sponsored by Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Reston Association, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited, provided a venue for children ages 2-12 to spend a day outdoors, and for some, the opportunity to catch their first fish. The event was held along a one-mile long section of Snakeden Branch (between Soapstone Drive and Lake Audubon) in Reston, which WSSI restored in the spring of 2009 as part of the Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank (NVSRB).

WSSI stocked the stream with 400 rainbow trout the day prior to the event. Sunny skies and lots of fish created favorable fishing conditions for even the most novice of anglers. A fun day was had by kids, parents, and volunteers alike, with many planning to return to the stream again for another day of fishing and stream exploration.

Over 300 children turned out for a
great day of fishing in Reston

Passing the fishing tradition from
generation to generation

To see more photos from the event, visit Reston Association's facebook page or the WSSI Slideshow.

For more information on the event or the NVSRB, contact Frank Graziano or Scott Petrey.