High school anglers honored at banquet

The Big Catch: Duo helped make Cromwell a championship program

CROMWELL — Ryan Corcoran’s happy place is a pond, lake or the Connecticut River, so long as he’s on his boat, trying to figure out where the fish are running.

The Cromwell High senior learned to fish before he was of grammar school age. He was taught by his grandfather, and to this day Corcoran still discovers new techniques each time they put his boat, an 18-footer with 115 horsepower, in the water.

“He’s still my favorite person to fish with,” he said. “I still learn things every time I go out with him.”

Somewhere along the line, the sport took a serious turn for Corcoran. He got his boating license long before his driver’s license. He was driven to be on a team and compete against other anglers. In eighth-grade language arts, he wrote a paper, “How To Start A Bass Fishing Club In High School,” read it to his class, and was then chosen to present it to all Cromwell Middle School eighth-graders….Full Story