photo of students and staff at near fishing boat

Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School students from Michael Murphy’s fourth-grade class and Dina Matty’s third-grade class recently participated in the Send a Kid Fishing program, a fun and educational trip on the “Rosie,” a charter out of Center Moriches. The mission of this project is to expose and educate the future generations about the world of fishing and conservation and to have a little fun in the process!

Prior to the fishing excursion, Mr. Murphy shared how students were excited to learn how to fish or for those who have been fishing before, build upon their fishing skills. For many students, this was their first time fishing or even holding a fishing pole.

Students had a great time on the water! One student, Emily, caught an eight-and-a-half pound fluke, the largest so far this season on the Rosie. Another student, Gionni, told his parents after the trip that it was the best day of his life. “What a great experience it was,” added Mr. Murphy.

students and staff pictured near a fishing boat

The mission of the Send a Kid Fishing program is to expose and educate the future generations about the world of fishing and conservation. The program, started 35 years ago by Fred Golofaro, the former senior editor of The Fisherman, provides children with the opportunity to fish. Mr. Golofaro believed that giving kids the chance to get out on the water would encourage a lifelong love and appreciation for fishing, and educate/assist in conservation efforts. Fred passed away in 2021 and the program is continued by his son, Paul. Special thanks to the Send a Kid Fishing Sportfishing Fund for making this experience possible.

Please see additional photos in the album below!

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