RUSTICO, PEI – Aug. 20, 2012 – Sports fishermen are renowned for their famous stories about the big one that got away. But during a deep-sea fishing excursion by staff, board and members of RDÉE Prince Edward Island and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI and their families Sunday, Aug. 19, the fish did not succeed in getting away.
The 36 people who participated in this three-hour trip, in two boats chartered from Joey’s Deep Sea Fishing in Rustico, got drenched to the bone by torrential downpours. However, everyone simple considered the rain a part of this little adventure.
The apprentice fishermen however succeeded in catching a large number of mackerel, often two at a time. They also caught quite a few nice cod. Gary Doucette, assistant executive director of the RDÉE, caught the largest cod of the day.
“We all had a lot of fun during this family-oriented, recreational activity,” said Chamber spokesperson Jeannette Arsenault. “It was really great to organize for our business people a social event that had nothing to do with work. It gave us an opportunity to get to know each other more on a personal level.”
The RDÉE and the Chamber will certainly organize other recreational events of this type in coming years.
CUTLINE 1: Gary Doucette caught the biggest cod of the day, Aug. 19, during a deep-sea fishing trip organized by RDÉE PEI and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.
CUTLINE 2: Young Miguel Arsenault proudly shows one of the nice cod her caught on the right and the ugly sea creature that trip organizer Raymond J. Arsenault caught during a deep-sea fishing trip organized by RDÉE PEI and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI Aug. 19.
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Raymond J. Arsenault
RDÉE Prince Edward Island