Sunday was the fishing flea market and the dive team’s biggest fund raising event. This is something we work for all year, selling everything we recover from our training dives sinkers, lures, anchors, fishing poles, old bottles anything and everything we find, one year we had a concrete owl that Sue L and Tom C found in the inlet. That thing had to be three feet tall and hundred pounds. But it was the first we sold that year.
This year we had 2541.7 pounds of sinkers and hundreds of lures and 6 anchors and 6 fishing poles and we only had to bring a few of the bigger anchors back with us, not many people need forty pound anchors. Ali, Sue, Greg, Brandon, Evan, Rich, both Joe’s Linda and I put in a long day getting everything load up and then setting and then selling all day.
It’s not all work, we have a lot of fun with the fishermen who come back every year to get their sinkers from us. They know who we are and how we help them and the environment removing all the debris that in the inlet.
This year we came away with almost $2000 which will be used to help buy equipment for the team. Brandon our newest diver is also a chef in training and he made dinner for the team members back at the first aid building and I got to say he pretty good.