The city of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services hosted the Reel in the Fun Kids Fishing Tournament Sept. 6.
Lines were reeling underneath the Granada Bridge Sept. 6, as the city of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services hosted their second annual Reel in the Fun Kids Fishing Tournament. Held at the Bailey Riverbridge Gardens, the tournament included 32 parents and kids competing to reel in the biggest catch of the day.
“It gives the opportunity for kids to bond with their families,” Leisure Services Director Robert Carolin said. “It gives them the opportunity to experience fishing when they might not of given it a try. It give them something they can take back with them and hopefully realize the importance of spending time with their families.
Carolin said the department hopes to host more fishing tournaments throughout the year including shoreline and freshwater. Participants in the Reel in the Fun tournament will eligible to catch game fish like trout, snooker and drums.
“It gives an accessibility to parents and children and the education factor,” Community Events Coordinator Michael Demchak said. “It’s a great atmosphere for folks to come out and have fun.”