The Madison Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries hosted its annual fishing event on Lake Mendota July 14 and 15.
The chapter's website says it was started in July of 1995. Since then, the annual fishing event has been held on the second full weekend in July, on Lake Mendota at Governor Nelson State Park.
Seventy boats take anglers with disabilities out onto the lake. Organizers say for some of the participants, it's their only chance to fish each year.
"For many of them this is their summer vacation," said Joann Jansen, Fishing Has No Boundaries Secretary. "This is the event they look forward to all year long."
More than 300 volunteers make it possible. One of Sunday's anglers, Chris Miller of Madison, expressed his thanks.
"I think it's great what they're doing. Without the volunteers, we can't have it," Miller said.
All food and beverages are provided during the two-day event, as is some musical entertainment.
Jansen says they took extra precautions because of the heat over the weekend, putting extra bottles of water on each boat and making sure everyone took breaks in the shade.
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