Disable fishing

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by hunterman1971, May 7, 2006.

  1. hunterman1971

    hunterman1971 New Member

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    State:
    Ky
    how many people that are disable fish from a wheel chair are there any here in ky or do you know someone that is in a chair that would like to fish lets see if there is ...i'm one is there more i'm just fishing for any disable people let me know....thanks
     
  2. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Iowa
    I did for about 9 months and then I started regaining my legs somewhat. I have graduated to crutches, and have passed my 3 year anniversity on them. Andy
     

  3. cook

    cook New Member

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    State:
    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    My wife is in and out of a wheelchair for the last 10 years.She loves to fish,but hasn't been able to get out this year.
    She will usually outfish me for cats because she won't move around and recast much,she also caught a 7# bass off a handicap dock we were at one year,not a monster but bigger than my best.
     
  4. LarryE

    LarryE New Member

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    State:
    KY
    I don't know of many, and let me tell ya Fishtrap Dam/State Park does not have a SINGLE handicap assesible fishing area on the lake side or spillway side AT ALL..

    It's a disgrace that my uncle who is disabled can't fish with us because they have overlooked the disabled.
     
  5. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    they are changing the tailwaters here at rough river lake ( repair of shoot) but are extending the gate wall and adding a sidewalk that will be handicap assesible
     
  6. Mudmarlin

    Mudmarlin New Member

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    State:
    Louisville, KY
    On Taylorsville lake there is wheel chair access at the Possium Ridge Ramp. I was there last weekend and saw several people in chairs fishing there.
     
  7. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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    State:
    Virginia
    I read about a special wheelchair using tank treads a few weeks ago.

    www.tankchair.com

    Something like that might make it a bit easier on you to go fishing my friends :)

    ~
    Brian
     
  8. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    State:
    Blanchester, Ohio
    I bet that would cost a small fortune.
     
  9. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    State:
    Tennessee
    I am checking on a tank chair. I can walk short distance and stand for a few minutes. I use an electric chair but they have limits. I may need to get a wheel chair accesable boat in the future. War eagle makes one I may try if needed. I'm lucky there are many who can't stand at all.