Posted by Amy Luckiewicz on Jun 24, 2024
The Wakefield Rotary Club hosted its annual Father’s Day Fishing Tournament at Lake Quannapowitt on Sunday, June 16th. The free event, open to all ages, welcomed about a dozen families fishing for various top spots. Wakefield Rotary Event Coordinator Gene Mullen explained, “The weather this year held up great.” He added, “This family event is really a highlight for our club each year.” Loaner rods were made available thanks to Mass Wildlife and bait was donated by Boats & Motors on North Avenue in Wakefield.

The patient anglers began to see lots of action as kids, parents, grandparents and relatives reeled in sunfish, yellow perch and bass. The fish, once measured and recorded by our judges, were released back into the lake. The event concluded with awards for the largest fish caught by category presented to Connor for his 7-inch sunfish and a tie between Logan and Hazel who each reeled in a 9” yellow perch. 
Rotarian Volunteers at the event were Paul Adams, Patricia Birchem, Barbara Worley and Gene Mullen