Dis mom, what is spearfishing?
It’s going to be a vocabulary-filled day! Blow fishing, shoeing the fish, baiting, baiting… But the learning doesn’t stop there. The instructor has brought with him all the necessary equipment and distributes it to everyone: rod, line, hook, bucket… He goes through everything, showing us each object we touch. He goes on to give us a recipe for the preparation of the bait. From wading with her hands in the water, Manon is delighted!
Listening and learning
The interest is captured and despite her young age, Manon scrupulously follows the instructions. She listens carefully to how to set her hook, cast her line, unhook the fish. She even remembers the names of the fish she will catch in the pond, thanks to the drawing board. We move to the stage of the good gestures. On the grass, as if for real, she positions herself and casts the line. “Too low, Mom!”
Then comes the practice
We’re ready for a real-life situation. We cross the road to position ourselves along the bank. Each one at a good distance from each other, so as not to catch fish with 2 legs. And here we go to catch our first fish. Manon throws her pellets of bait which are diffused in the water to attract the fish. She sets up her rod and waits patiently. But soon she shouts, mom, I caught a fish, my rod is pulling.
Finally the first catch!.
She then pulls the little fish out of the water and with the help of the instructor does a little memory work. What’s his name again, this one? I think it’s a small roach. Do you remember how to take it off the hook? No, and I’m afraid to hurt it. No worries, the instructor guides her and helps her to do the right thing. She takes it in her hands to show it to me. Too proud of her !
On the way home I get a “Say mom, can we do it again ?” “Yes, and if you want, there are also dates to learn how to catch fish from the river.”