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Fishing in the Thousand Islands


My name is Matthew Berry and the awesome things about the Thousand Islands are the super good places to fish and all the kinds of fish. I'm 14 years old from Gananoque,  but live in Kingston. I started out fishing on a dock in the Thousand Islands when I was four. Then I won a bunch of fishing derbies in Gananoque, with friends and my dad.

Some people I fish with now in the Thousand Islands are Murray, a friend of my dad’s, and my own friends.

My biggest fish I caught was a northern pike, when I was  9 years old; it was 2 feet or 2.5 feet long. There are all kinds of places to fish in the Thousand Islands, like in little creeks, streams and the River.

You can catch many fish like small mouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye and the granddaddy of them all, the Musky,  if you get lucky for it.

The small mouth and the largemouth bass love to stay by rocks, under docks and boats. Northern pike are found in deeper water, but not too deep. Walleyes like to stay near the top of the water and close to docks. Muskies prefer deep water, because it is cold for them in the hot summer heat.

If you don't want to fish for all these fabulous fish, you can go for perch, pumpkinseeds, bluegill, crappie and rock bass, which  can all be found by the rocks near the beach. Small mouth and largemouth are the best to eat, in my opinion, because they are super easy to catch and you can fillet them to get some food. It is also good with a light batter, made with beer, over a stove or a barbecue.

I hope that I have told you enough about places to fish and the kinds of fish in the Thousand Islands, to make you want to fish there.

By Matthew Berry

Matthew Berry is 14 years of age and is going into Grade 9, September 2015 at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, in Kingston, Ontario. Matthew enjoys playing hockey, and ball hockey with his friends. He also enjoys playing guitar and listening to rock and roll music inspired by his Uncle John MacKay from Lansdowne, Ontario. Matthew's Dad, Rob Berry, took Matthew fishing at an early age and they have fished locally in the area, from off the docks in Gananoque, Seeley's Bay and surrounding Kingston areas.  Matthew attended The Reading Clinic, in Kingston, this past year to fine tune his reading and writing skills. He says his teachers were amazing, taking his interests and using them as motivators.

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Heather Chitty
Comment by: Heather Chitty
Left at: 3:47 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015
Nice work, Matt! I loved reading your story in TI Life. Happy fishing!
Barbara Berry
Comment by: Barbara Berry
Left at: 11:18 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015
Nice work Matthew! Your description of fishing in this region shows how much you have learned about fishing and how much fun one can have fishing from a very young age. Keep up the good sportsmanship!
Jernnifer Berry
Comment by: Jernnifer Berry
Left at: 8:44 AM Monday, August 17, 2015
Awesome job writing Matt. Great to see your awesome photo and words! sW
Jernnifer Berry
Comment by: Jernnifer Berry
Left at: 8:46 AM Monday, August 17, 2015
Awesome job writing Matt. Great to see your awesome photo and words! We are all so proud of you and good luck in high school. Happy fishing!
Jennifer Berry
Comment by: Jennifer Berry
Left at: 2:23 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Your Nanna Berry says she is very proud of you Nanna and likes it when you visit with her. Keep on fishing!~
Jennifer Berry
Comment by: Jennifer Berry
Left at: 2:23 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Your Nanna Berry says she is very proud of you Nanna and likes it when you visit with her. Keep on fishing!~
Rob Berry...( Dad)
Comment by: Rob Berry...( Dad)
Left at: 6:01 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Nice work Matthew... now that you have passed your BoatSmart online exam, l guess l will be seeing a lot less of my boat...you know where the keys are !
Rob Berry...( Dad)
Comment by: Rob Berry...( Dad)
Left at: 6:12 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Nice work Buddy, and now that you have passed your online boaters exam with 94%, guess l will be seeing a lot less of my boat in the future... o'well you know where the keys are... Catch us some supper !
MaryAnne Casey
Comment by: MaryAnne Casey
Left at: 7:09 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Hey Matt... That was one great article! I'm super proud of you! You and your dad have done some awesome things together. Keep writing!
Joan MacKay
Comment by: Joan MacKay
Left at: 7:35 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
A very interesting description of fishing in the Thousand Islands! It's apparent that you love this sport.. Poppa and I have enjoyed some delicious fish dinners thanks to you. Keep up the good work!
Joan Mackay
Comment by: Joan Mackay
Left at: 7:45 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
A most interesting article, Matthew. Thanks for sharing your love and knowledge of fishing.. Poppa and I have also enjoyed your pickerel dinners.
Joan Mackay
Comment by: Joan Mackay
Left at: 7:54 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
What an interesting and informative article. Your love and knowledge of fishing shines through. Poppa and I also love the pickerel dinners.
MaryAnne Casey
Comment by: MaryAnne Casey
Left at: 8:03 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Wow, Matt! I'm so proud of you! What a great article! You and your dad have done some amazing things together... Keep writing!
Joan Mackay
Comment by: Joan Mackay
Left at: 8:10 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Congratulations on an interesting and informative article. Your love and knowledge of fishing shines through. Also have enjoyed your p9ckeral dinners!
Carolyn mackay
Comment by: Carolyn mackay
Left at: 11:18 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Way to go Matthew! I really enjoyed reading your article and learning some things about fish. One of these days I'll have to take little c out fishing! I really liked the pics that went with your story.
Carolyn mackay
Comment by: Carolyn mackay
Left at: 11:20 PM Monday, August 17, 2015
Way to go Matthew! I really enjoyed reading your article and learning some things about fish. One of these days I'll have to take little c out fishing! I really liked the pics that went with your story.
Ted Bradford
Comment by: Ted Bradford
Left at: 8:30 AM Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Nice work young man! I grew up in that area as well, and like you, enjoyed fishing as much as I could. Continue to tell people about this amazing place. I enjoyed your essay and I wish you all the best.

Jennifer Berry
Comment by: Jennifer Berry
Left at: 1:09 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015
awesome job Matthew and happy fishing and writing
Jennifer Berry
Comment by: Jennifer Berry
Left at: 1:10 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015
awesome job Matthew and happy fishing and writing!

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