My dad's birthday was on Friday and we had a little get-together on Saturday. We thought it would be fun to try the Star Prairie Trout Farm. It was a great idea and we all had tons of fun.
They opened at 11am so we went there to have a little cookout for lunch and catch our supper for the night.
Matthew grilled some dogs and brats and we had some beans, potato salad and watermelon. After the BBQ lunch feast we slayed us some rainbows.
At the trout farm they provide everything and you don't need a license. We didn't even bother bringing our poles or tackle as they aren't even allowed on the premises. They set you up with poles, bait and even provide the grills, charcoal and grilling utensils if you need them. You basically go to pull up trout and take them home for supper. You do have to keep what you catch. There's no catch and release. One could very easily get carried away with the fish but, it's fresh and fun for everyone.
Grammy and Gramps helped Isaiah and Anna fish while Matthew grilled. Anna caught her first trout and was just thrilled with the whole thing.
Isaiah, having fished Canadian waters last summer, was the trout fishing professional of the day and caught the most. Did I mention you keep what you catch? We've got some trout people.
I was impressed that neither Isaiah nor Anna were skittish around the fish or the worms. Isaiah could actually bait his own hook. Anna would have if we let her.
We had a great day and I would recommend this activity to any moms that want to plan a fun Father's Day event for their families. The ponds are stocked with various sized fish so you are guaranteed a fish. One could actually call this catching instead of fishing. It's a neat way to go shopping for your dinner and I think it introduces children to the fun of fishing instead of everyone running out of patience fishing on a lake or river.
After we finished fishing the trout farm employees clean and pack up the fish so all you have to do is fire up your grill or oven at home and supper's done.
Matthew made a yummy lemon dill sauce to go on our trout with a peach chutney on the side and it was de-lish. We had mom's famous cheesecake for dessert and made some great memories to boot.
Dad caught the biggest trout so he won the prize of biggest, Isaiah the most and Anna the first.
Happy Birthday Dad!