Special needs children 'Catch a Special Thrill'

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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Children with special needs got the opportunity to 'Catch a Special Thrill' (C.A.S.T.) at the Burley boat docks Saturday.

"[The fish] was pulling back and I reel and he pulled back some more," Colleen Timmons described her experience.

Colleen was one of 23 participants in this years' cast for kids. She reeled one in, but it wasn't her first time fishing.

"Every time my dad didn't work, I always asked him to take me fishing and he did," she said.

Hosted by the Bureau of Reclamation, C.A.S.T. for Kids happens nationally in 70 locations.

"We focus on kids that are either disabled or normally wouldn't get a chance to get out and its a great summer activity for them to come out and fish," said Brian

As a first timer this year, James Lindzy who deals with ADHD did not leave disappointed.

"We got two catfish, one big one, and a little one and we caught other little fish," said James who caught a carp with a worm.

Plus, on his way back, he mentioned he got to drive the boat.

From the handshakes to the hugs, many returned to the docks with smiles.

Even Isaiah Coles who caught a rainbow trout on a fly rod, but that 's not all. He named it Travis, gave it a kiss, and a special handshake.

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