Thornton Academy Anglers' Society Hits the Water in New Canoes
Posted 10/18/2018 12:24PM

Thornton Academy Anglers' Society Hits the Water in New Canoes

With help from Cabela's Outdoor Fund, the Thornton Academy Anglers' Society (TAAS) recently acquired 6 new Old Town canoes along with a custom built trailer, paddles, and PFDs. Cabela's Outdoor Fund is supported by customers who are asked to "round up for conservation" while checking out at Cabela's locations nationwide. To date, Cabela's Outdoor Fund has donated $13,000,000 to worthy causes.

"It's so awesome watching these kids paddle down the river laughing, catching fish, and developing skills and memories that will last a lifetime" said TAAS advisor, Josh Delcourt after their outing on the Saco River Sunday. "Prior to getting our canoes, we didn't get out open water fishing nearly enough, it was too hard to find locations to take 12 or more kids fishing effectively from shore with realistic chances of landing fish for everyone."

The Thornton Academy Anglers' Society was established in the fall of 2013. It is a coed high school club that utilizes students' interest in fishing to teach overarching concepts in conservation. Sunday's trip was the second of three scheduled canoe outings for TAAS this fall with three more outings planned for spring 2019 as well. The club plans to cap off the year with an overnight trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in June.

Photo IDs:

Jake Lowe shares his catch of the day!

Group Photo:
From Left to Right: Julien Holmes, Marcus Cobleigh, Nolan Green, Chloe Waddington, Nathan Lilly, Matt Rees, Jake Lowe, Justin Gilbert, Xavier Morrison, Andrew Robinson, and Tyler Gilbert

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438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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