Wisconsin Lions District 27D2 Fishability Day

Unfortunately the 2020 Fishability Day has been cancelled due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to organize and schedule 2021 - stay tuned and stay safe!

If you have questions, contact Lion Dan Wolfe - dwolfe9760@aol.com or 608-457-2365

The Fishability Day is not to be confused with a “Tournament”.  This event is always scheduled the 2nd Saturday in June. This will be a day where the emphasis will be on fun!  The event will start at 9:00 A.M. with a brief ceremony and comments by District Lion Officers and Fish Hatchery personnel.  Fishing will then be done around one of the ponds at the Fish Hatchery.  There are handicapped accessible docks for wheelchairs. After fishing there will be a light lunch for all. Each participant will receive a free commemorative hat and a medal or other small memento of the occasion. 

In order to avoid any contamination of the trout pond, participants should NOT bring their own fishing gear or bait. There will be at least two and possibly three trout of good size available for each participant.  Lion members are needed to be one-on-one with each participant for safety reasons and to help with whatever is needed.  We need volunteer Lion members to help with parking, assisting participants, cleaning/icing fish, serving food etc.

The committee is asking each club to sign-up a student or two (K-12) with special needs to participate in this fun day.  Your club should arrange with parents or guardians for transportation to the Hatchery at Genoa. Parents or guardians MUST attend.  Due to a limited amount of space and fish, the participation will be limited to thirty (30) determined by the registration dates.  If the club has difficulty in locating an eligible student, it is suggested that you might contact local school personnel for recommendations.                                                                                      



All clubs should make members aware of the event, look for individuals that would make good participants, and see if any Lions would like to help with the event. Similar to last year, we’re asking that each club make a $25 donation to the event and this can be mailed to CT Lion Brian Overturf.  MAKE CHECKS TO: “LIONS DISTRICT 27-D2,” memo: Fishability Day, to CT Lion Brian Overturf, 24768 Mallard Road, Sparta, WI  54656

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