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The Perfect Father's Day Gift

With Father’s Day fast approaching, don’t just settle for another tacky tie or gift card; grab your rod and reel and head on out to Twin Lakes State Park with your Dad.  What better way to spend Father's Day then with your Dad, on a lake, with a couple of fishing poles?

Twin Lakes State Park will host its Annual Father's Day Fishing Tournament on Sunday, June 15 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Fishing on Goodwin Lake at Twin Lakes State Park
Fishing on Goodwin Lake at Twin Lakes State Park

Looking back on my childhood, I realized that some of fondest memories I have didn’t come from TV and video games, but from the afternoons I spent with my father out on the water fishing. I distinctly remember one day sitting there with my cheap Power Rangers fishing pole, probably annoying my dad more than I was fishing. Then all of a sudden my pole almost shot from my hands as my first fish was on the line. I fought that thing for what seemed like half an hour, several times I thought my pole was going to break. After what seemed like an eternity I pulled in what seemed to me was the biggest Bass I had ever seen. In reality it was probably only one or two pounds, but to me it was a giant. The best part was the ear to ear grin on my Dad’s face as he gleamed with pride over my catch. These days my catches seem far less dramatic, but every time I think I’ve got the big one my brain always wanders back to that first catch with my Dad.

Father helps his young son
A father helps his young son

People all over Virginia have fond memories just like mine, because their Dads took the time, and had the patience, to teach them how to fish. Make a new memory at Twin Lakes State Park.  Located only 15 minutes from Farmville, and an hour from Richmond and Lynchburg, this is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and spend a day with Dad that will be remembered for years.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded for best catches in several categories, so you can have proof of that fishing story you will tell all your friends. To register or for questions contact Twin Lakes State Park at 434-392-3435 or email

Fishing at Twin Lakes
Fishing at Twin Lakes

Published: 06/11/2014

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