Police Congratulate Winners of Hilo HI-PAL Blue Light Fishing Tournament

July 26, 2022, 9:30 AM HST
* Updated July 25, 3:50 PM
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Courtesy of the Hawai‘i Police Department

Several students in Hilo now have a good fish story to tell.

The Hawai‘i Police Activities League congratulates all of the winners and thanks the participants of the second annual Blue Light fishing tournament, which was conducted July 21 at James Kealoha Beach Park, or Four Mile, in Hilo.

Students from Keaukaha, Ha‘aheo, Kaumana, Waiākeawaena, Kalaniana‘ole and Ernest Bowen de Silva elementary schools as well as Hilo Intermediate School attended a two-day summer school fishing class taught by South Hilo school resource and community policing officers.

During the classes, students learned fishing fundamentals, which included an outdoor session about casting, and the importance of fishing safety. Officers emphasized the value of staying healthy and using this fun outdoor activity to stay out of trouble.

The Hawai‘i Police Department also thanks officers from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Aquatics Division for their support in assisting with the tournament and providing the participants with numerous fishing and hunting educational materials and lessons. HPD also thanks DARE Hawai‘i for assistance with food for event.


And a special thanks goes out to all the keiki and parents who attended and made the event happen.

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