Great Catches at Richfield Residential Hall

Gone Fishing  

by Chris Rea

I’m gone fishing

I got me a line

Nothing I do is gonna make the difference

So I’m taking the time

And you ain’t never gonna be happy

Anyhow, anyway

So I’m gone fishing

And I’m going today

I’m gone fishing

Sounds crazy I know

I know nothing about fishing

But just watch me go

And when the time has come

I will look back and see

Peace on the shoreline

That could have been me

You can waste a whole lifetime

Trying to be

What you think is expected of you

But you’ll never be free

May as well go fishing


Six girls and eight boys got up between 5:30 and 6:00 am on September 23, 2012 to go on a fishing activity with Grandma and Mr. Richards.  After packing the two vans with the equipment and breakfast/lunch sacks prepared kindly by the kitchen staff, we left the dorms at 7:00 am and drove to Twin Lake located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest which is not far from Mayfield, Utah.  As we got closer to the lake, we saw several deer by the side of the mountain and were curious to see us as they did not attempt to run away.  When we arrived at the lake, the students quickly unloaded the equipment and began fishing.  Grandma was the first to catch a rainbow trout within two or three minutes after the first cast.  Soon all around the lake, all the students were catching fish.  For some of the students, it was their first time to catch fish.  We caught around 50 rainbow trout and we cooked and ate around 24 trout at the lake.  We brought back the rest of the fish to the dorms and Grandma prepare the grill for a fish fest.  All the students and the staff that took part in the fishing trip had a great time and are looking forward to the next fishing activity.

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