A group of fishermen - and women - want your kids, hook, line and sinker.
About a month ago while fishing for mackerel off a wharf in Bedford, Angie Burke and others casting a line that night talked about starting a club to teach kids how to fish.
"With today's modern technology - video games, televisions, computers, cellphones - we‘ve got to get the kids back outside," Burke said.
Next thing they knew they had organized themselves into a group of volunteers calling themselves The Little Fishers Club and have 30 kids signed up already who want to learn how to fish.
The club welcomes children of all ages, but parents must be present on the wharf.
"So not only are we teaching kids to fish, and taking them away from video games, but families are actually spending good quality time as a family together," Burke said. "It's been absolutely fantastic."
The club meets every Friday night between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the south jetty wharf in DeWolf Park (turn right at the stop sign and follow the gravel road to the wharf.)
There is a first-time membership fee of $5 to help pay for supplies, and a $2 charge to fish each time.
The club offers prizes along with barbecued hot dogs cooked on the wharf, and bottled water.
If you don't have a fishing rod, the club will loan you one.
"Last week we had a two-and-a-half year old fishing and he got a perch. He was pretty excited," said Burke, who is a realtor with Exit Realty Professionals in Lower Sackville.
The club has permission to use the wharf until late fall.
"As long as the fish are there, we're going to keep fishing," Burke said.
For more information go to The Little Fishers Club on Facebook or call Angie at 233-8228.