It was that time of year again for excited St. Bonaventure Catholic School fifth graders. On Jan. 19, they cast a line with representatives from the Huntington Beach Police Department, California Fish and Wildlife, Huntington Beach Fishing Club, Rod and Recreation Club and Kiwanis.
It was all part of a well-loved tradition called “Fish with the Force” where the students learn all about fishing — from what bait to use and how to cast — to then fishing at nearby Carr Park, whose small lake had been stocked prior with rainbow trout.
The event is also an opportunity for students to learn about water quality, water cleanliness and sustainability as well as human interactions with our environment while in a fun setting.
Mary Flock, the school’s principal, expressed gratitude to the HB police officers and others who took the time to “go fishing” with her students.
“Fish with the Force fosters a unique bond that goes beyond the reel, creating lasting memories while learning about our local heroes and the wonderful world of wildlife.”