GMHS alumni continue tradition of fishing on Opening Day

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Photo by Spencer Salvatore

Kevin Morawski.

Photo by Kevin Morawski

Spencer Salvatore.

Once again, Kevin Morawski and Spencer Salvatore, Granby Memorial High School alumni from the class of 2010, went fishing on Opening Day in Connecticut. Opening Day for fishing began at 6 a.m. on April 13.

Morawski has been fishing since he was young, when his father, Wayne, taught him how to fish. “Trout fishing the streams in Granby is very relaxing for me and nothing beats the feeling of pulling in your first fish of the season,” Morawski said. “I’ve never missed an opening day of fishing because it really feels like spring to me once I’m out in the water.”

Although Morawski enjoys going out fishing alone sometimes, he really likes to fish with someone else who enjoys it as much as he does. “Sharing the feeling of catching fish is great and Spencer and I have fished together for years. We often give each other tips and pointers on where to go or what to use to catch fish,” Morawski said. 

Salvatore’s favorite memories were when he and Morawski both landed their limit of fish and got to relax in the peaceful brook. They went back to the house and cooked the fish that they caught to end a great day.

Salvatore learned everything he knows from his dad. They used to fish together every opening day. “This year the stream was moving fast, which made it difficult to see and also made it difficult for wading,” Morawski said. “We both caught fish but I prefer when the streams calm down a little and I’m looking forward to fishing in the weeks ahead.”