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Fishway in Holyoke a busy place on Mother's Day

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Some Western Massachusetts residents had a unique way to spend their Mother's Day.

There was plenty of foot traffic at the Robert Barrett Fishway on Sunday.

Young and old were interested in seeing the process of getting the fish up over the dam to help them spawn, and organizers offered up carnations to all of the mothers who visited on Sunday.

The fishway expects 11,000 visitors before they close up for the year on June 15.

Guests told CBS 3 that it was a great way to enjoy the day.

"It's something unusual, and you don't get to see this everyday," said Chicopee resident David Picard. "Everybody doesn't have a fish lift."

The fishway is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Also taking place this and next weekend on site is the annual Holyoke Gas and Electric Shad Derby.

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