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Take the bait - Saturday, June 1 - Event for people with vision loss

Apr 30, 2019

Lions members and visually impaired fishers

In conjunction with the Hector and Sodus Lions Clubs and Rochester Area Blind Athletes, Mr. Ron Koniz of the Finger Lakes Preserve will be sponsoring the annual NY State Fishing Tournament for blind and visually impaired participants on Saturday, June 1. Individuals ages 18-99 with any level of vision loss are welcome to spend the day fishing for a variety of lake fish . An experienced sighted guide will be paired with each visually impaired person (VIP) to assist with baiting, casting, and reeling, as needed. The event is free and a picnic lunch will be served. Transportation will be provided.

Finger Lakes Preserve and the Hector LIONS will send the winning VIPs and their guests to the National VIP Fishing Tournament in October 2019 in the Outer Banks of NC.

Whether you’ve never cast a line before or have years of experience, you are encouraged to hang your “Gone fishin’” sign and join us for a lovely day of sport and comeraderie on the Finger Lakes. Take the bait!

For more information, please contact Kirstyn Smith at: or call 585.721.2624

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Rochester Area Blind Athletes Inc., (RABA) Inc. is organized so to provide athletic and recreational opportunities to people from youth to seniors in the Greater Rochester region who are living with vision loss.  In fulfilling our mission and focus, we promote healthy physical, emotional and social lifestyles and skill development, provide interactive educational opportunities, and instill in our members active participation in and appreciation for giving back to our community through volunteerism, social and professional networking.