Falmouth Marine & Environment Helps Boy Who Lost His Fishing Gear

A story that makes one proud to live on Cape Cod...
Falmouth Marine & Environment staff with "Vann" and his new fishing gear. (FME photo)

Editor's Note - Here's a story that Falmouth Marine & Environment shared overnight.  It deserves a wide audience, so please feel free to tweet and share!

Last week, a boy vacationing to Falmouth named “Vann” had been walking the docks with his friend, catching and releasing fin-fish and crabs. MES Dockmate Molly Duff-Still, (far right in the photo) seeing Vann struggling with one of his larger hauls, helped him on a catch and release. 

Early Friday morning Vann came into our office inquiring if anyone had seen his fishing rod? Vann sadly told Marina staff that during the band concert at the Marina the night prior, someone took his unattended fishing rod. MES staff learned of this and felt they needed to try to help Vann. 

Staff took up a collection so they could purchase Vann a new fishing rod, getting him back out doing what he loves. With the collection in hand, department staff went to Eastman’s Sport and Tackle on Main Street in Falmouth. Seeming odd that Marina staff would be buying a fishing rod, long time store manager Jimmy Young inquired further. After a brief explanation about Vann’s situation, Jimmy said “hold on a minute”. Jimmy then went into the back room and retrieved a rod, reel and tackle box for Vann. Jimmy proceeded to say that the gear was “no charge”. He was happy at the opportunity to get Vann fishing again. 

For moments like this, we call Falmouth our home.


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