Feb 26, 2014.

When he was a Cub Scout, our son enjoyed making a fishing pole from a stick and some string, baiting the hook with a worm or some bread, and fishing in the streams that fed into Lake Roland. Sometimes he caught a sunfish!

So you can imagine how pleased I was to introduce my grandson to the delights of old-fashioned cane pole fishing at a program run by the affable rangers at Lake Roland.

Park rangers provide cane poles and bait and teach the children how to rig the poles, bait the hooks and fish like an expert from the shores of Lake Roland. They may not be guaranteed a fish like the ones pictured, but they should be able to catch a lot of fun.

Cane pole making and fishing are planned for May 8th, 2014 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and July 12th and 13th, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. A fishing derby is planned for June 14th,2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. For more details, or to register, call 410-887-4156 or email [email protected] to make a reservation. (Note: participants age 16 and up need a state fishing license).


by Nancy Worden Horst