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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > October 2018 > Children With Special Needs Can Fish Too!
Fishing is a sport that can be enjoyed by all people, including those with special needs. There are few things in life more pleasurable than watching a child with special needs beaming with joy after catching a fish. It doesn’t matter what a person’s limitations are, the thrill of the catch is the same for everyone. Children with special needs often can’t go alone, they need to be taken. The CAST for Kids Foundation has been organizing fishing events for children with special needs for 27 years.
In 2018, CAST for Kids hosted nearly 80 fishing events in 33 states for children with special needs. Here are some tips we have learned over the years for making a fishing trip a success:
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Jay Yelas is the Executive Director of the CAST for Kids Foundation. His name is well recognized in professional bass fishing circles, having won the Bassmasters Classic in 2002 and an ESPY as the Nation’s Top Outdoor Athlete in 2003. He enjoys sharing the sport he loves with those less fortunate.
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