Angler secures a fly to his line. ©Janet Krenn/VASG
More than 30 U.S. veterans and volunteer anglers met up at Dominion Power's Hot Ditch in Chesapeake on Tuesday January 17 for a day of fishing. The event was part of Project Healing Waters, an organization that supports the emotional and physical rehabilitation of active military personnel through fly-fishing outings and activities. These wounded warriors learn to make flies and fish with the help of volunteer anglers.
Virginia Sea Grant partner Susanna Musick of VIMS and some volunteers from the Virginia Saltwater Game Fish Tagging Program were present to tag fish before they were released.
For more information:
Project Healing Waters - www.projecthealingwaters.com
VA Game Fish Tagging Program - bit.ly/bPwDR6
Virginia Sea Grant - vaseagrant.vims.edu