My name is Nicholas Motola and I will be the new intern for the 5Rivers program. I will be helping Andrew out by running the 5Rivers social media pages and the blog. Through this internship, I hope to make new connections with many schools and experts in the fishing industry who share the same passion. It seems that through fishing you meet great people who care about the environment and try to make the world a better place. I look forward to working with many clubs and adding some new clubs to the 5Rivers map!
A little bit about me,
I am a senior at SUNY Oswego studying Business Administration and a technology minor. On campus, I am the President/Costa Ambassador for the Oswego Fishing Club. In my free time I like to hunt, camp, snowmobile, play the bass guitar and of course fly fish. Montgomery, New York is home for me which is located at the foothills of the popular Catskill fly fishing region. Popular streams in this area include the East and West Branch of the Delaware River, the Beaverkill River, and the Willowemoc Creek. I found my passion for fishing around the age of 10 catching brown trout and the occasional brookie on these Catskill streams. As fishing played a major role in my life one of the reasons I chose SUNY Oswego is because of the great fishing opportunities in the surrounding area. Being an Eagle Scout, I learned to appreciate nature and that we must give back to the environment to provide for future generations to come.
A little bit about my club,
The Oswego Fishing Club was founded in 2013 by Josh Collette and joined the 5Rivers program in the fall of 2016. We have about 20 active members, who contribute greatly to the club’s success. Primarily we fish Lake Ontario tributaries such as the Salmon River and the Oswego River for Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. As most of the fish we catch are migratory from Lake Ontario, the average trout size is between 18”-32” and the average salmon weight is 20+ lbs making for an unforgettable fight keeping anglers coming back for more! During the winter months we mostly steelhead fish, but the club also does some ice fishing in the Thousand Islands region in New York. As a club we try to do at least 1 out of state trip every semester and fish as much as we can before/after class while also having a trip on the weekend. We are a campus recognized club that participates in many community events such as an annual Thanksgiving dinner for students and residents of the town of Oswego. By giving back to the community as much as possible, we feel like our contributions will help get young anglers started on the footpath for success! Below is a link to the Oswego Fishing Club Instagram if you would like to learn more about the club.
Feel free to reach out to me anytime and to send in content to be featured on the 5Rivers Instagram and Facebook!