Roscoe celebrates Opening Day all over again
4/18/12 - 10:29 am
Above: Three-year-old Brody Day savors the victory of having reeled in the first trout of the "first cast" ceremony at Roscoe's Junction Pool, held on April 14 this year because of the holidays. Photo by Jason Dole.
On Saturday, Roscoe reminded everyone that it’s never too late for your first cast, and you’re never too young for your first fish.
Trout season always starts on April 1, but The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce had to move things around this year because of the holidays. So the ceremonial “first cast” at Roscoe’s famed Junction Pool was moved to the morning of April 14. The traditional Two-Headed Trout Dinner followed later that evening at the Rockland House.
“Today we’re celebrating fishing season,” said the Chamber’s Miriam Stone at the Junction Pool. “That’s why I call it ‘the second first cast’.”
Stone and others said it’s been a very good fishing season so far. The warm weather has been perfect for flies and the trout they attract, which then attract anglers. It’s also the first opening day since Roscoe claimed the title “Ultimate Fishing Town, USA,” in the World Fishing Network contest last year. Stone says this has brought some new faces to Roscoe’s streams, and she expects that trend to continue into the summer months.
Joe Perrone, Jr. had the honor of throwing the ceremonial second first cast. “It was an out-of-body- experience for me,” said Perrone, author of the Matt Davis murder mysteries, which are set in part in Roscoe. “This is such hallowed ground for fly fishermen. To be just a tiny part of this is overwhelming for me. It’s an honor.”
Perrone had the first cast, but he didn’t catch the first fish of the morning. Soon after the ceremony, Roscoe resident Phil Eggleton reeled one in. But the most spectacular catch of the morning went to Brody Day, 3, and his father, Darin Day.
“My daddy caught it,” exclaimed Brody, walking along the shore with trout in tow. He was greeted with applause from the small crowd upstream.
“Well, his father hooked it,” explained Brody’s proud grandmother, Lillian Constant, “but Brody reeled it in.”
Below: Perrone (in the foreground) makes the first cast. Photo by Jason Dole.
|Fried? Need to get away somewhere gorgeous and peaceful? Little House is the perfect country cabin escape.|
|NEW LISTINGS! Fabulous vacation rentals with lake or pool in scenic spots with great décor|
|8.8 –ANDES COMMUNITY DAY FESTIVITIES|
|7.2-9.3 EVERY THURSDAY-TRIVIA NITE AT THE ANDES HOTEL, 7pm|
|CANS & CLAMS FRIDAYS AT THE ANDES HOTEL|
|Tomorrow at the Andes Hotel Michael Suchorsky & David Rissenberg with Night Sky|
|Job posting: Principal Administrative Associate|
|Job Posting: Stationary Engineer (Electric)|
|Job Posting: Mechanical Engineering Intern|
|Happy National Mead Day!|
|Celebrate National Mead Day with an in-store tasting featuring Royal Meadery!|
|Celebrate Mead Day at Roxbury Wines & Spirits!|
|Summer Serenade at the Denver-Vega Old School Baptist Church|
|For Arts' Sake at RAG July 18th|
|Summer at Tay Tea is Simply Delicious!|
|Are You A Wild Woman?|
|A Night of Mountain Music with Two Dark Birds & Scott Hill|
|Emerson Car Show this Weekend!|
|Bird Feeders - Free Craft Workshop for Kids|
|Pendants - Free Craft Workshop for Kids|
|Stories from the Field|
|Registration Forms Available at MHF Offices|
|MHF Golf Tournament August 6th Registration Form|
|Let us play matchmaker, for Golfing that is!|
|Foundation 5th Annual Donor and Sponsor Appreciation Event|
|Image of the day|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Cooperstown|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Delhi|
|Farmers' Market of the Week: Woodstock Farm Festival|
|Mid-century mod Catskills home on 11+ acres w/pond, privacy, solar panels|
|(8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27) East Meets West: Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison|
|7/31 & 8/1: 28th Annual Shakespeare in the Valley at the West Kortright Centre|
|7/17-8/22 Paintings by Bette Alexander at the West Kortright Centre|
|Rails to the Catskills and Catskill Mountain House Documentaries on PBS affiliate WMHT-TV|
|Heirloom Daylilies and Fancy Ones Too!|
|A Geranium is not always a Geranium! Catskills Garden Geraniums|
|Enchanted Evening at the Gideon Frisbee House - July 25 - 6pm.|
|Civil War Reenactment - July 18 and 19|
|Music! Cake! Fun!|
|Put on your dancing shoes, and bring the kids!|
|A movie and a square dance|
|Margaretville Store Closing Sale!|
|Catskill Recreation Center Hiring Business Manager, Lifeguards|