Fishing is good for young and old
by Brian Graves
January 31, 2024
Several National Professional Fishing League anglers took the day off from competition practice to share their love of the sport with different generations.
Their day started with a visit to the Oxford Senior Center, where they brought what they do to life, speaking of their families, the new technologies of the sport, and personal, sometimes emotional, stories of how being able to participate in fishing has made a positive difference in their lives.
There was even some friendly back and forth with the more seasoned citizens about the “old school” way of fishing compared to the newest equipment and lures now being used.
The next stop was Big Time Entertainment, where they autographed the hats of young anglers and local students while offering tips and words of encouragement to continue to enjoy the art of fishing.
Rainbow Omega was the final stop for the competitors as they spoke to and with those who are overcoming their challenges in life about the fun of the challenge found in fishing.
The competitors brought some of their boats to all three stops, allowing everyone to get a closer look at what will essentially be their homes for the three days of competition beginning Thursday, Feb.1 at 6:15 a.m., launching from Lincoln’s Landing at Logan Martin Lake.
Weigh-ins will be at A League of Our Own Field at the Oxford Civic Center on Thursday and Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. The weigh-ins for Saturday’s final round will start at 2 p.m. All weigh-ins are open to the public.
The weigh-ins can be viewed on the NPFL’s website at thenationalprofessionalfishingleague.com.