APPLETON — This time of year, anglers will take any excuse to go fishing, but on Wednesday, the goal wasn't to catch a fish.
The Wisconsin Parkinson Association hosted a fly-fishing clinic at Appleton Memorial Park on Wednesday.
The goal of the event was to help those with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder, to improve balance, coordination and mobility. The event was more than just fishing - it's therapy.
"Just being outdoors and in the fresh air, and the excitement of catching that big one,” said fishing participant Linda Schlavensky. “We caught a couple today!"
Wisconsin Parkinson Association partnered with Trout Unlimited for Wednesday’s event and provided all the equipment and instruction. The clinic also came with a free lunch.