In conjunction with the Hector and Sodus Lions Clubs and Rochester Area Blind Athletes, Mr. Ron Koniz of the Finger Lakes Preserve will be sponsoring the annual NY State Fishing Tournament for blind and visually impaired participants on Saturday, June 1. Individuals ages 18-99 with any level of vision loss are welcome to spend the day fishing for a variety of lake fish . An experienced sighted guide will be paired with each visually impaired person (VIP) to assist with baiting, casting, and reeling, as needed. The event is free and a picnic lunch will be served. Transportation will be provided.
Finger Lakes Preserve and the Hector LIONS will send the winning VIPs and their guests to the National VIP Fishing Tournament in October 2019 in the Outer Banks of NC.
Whether you’ve never cast a line before or have years of experience, you are encouraged to hang your “Gone fishin’” sign and join us for a lovely day of sport and comeraderie on the Finger Lakes. Take the bait!