Sometimes gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker sports a suit and tie, sometimes it’s a sweater, today it was waders.
Baker was invited by Hudson High School science teacher to join students in releasing trout into the Assabet River, the culmination of a biology project that included studying issues like water quality, said Baker spokesman Tim Buckley.
He accepted the invitation and today, in Northborough, Baker waded into the river’s water and set hatchery-raised fish from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to swim free, Buckley said.
Asked whether Baker, a former health insurance company executive, is a fishing fan, Buckley said the candidate had done more salt water fishing than fresh water.
“I would not call him avid though,” he said with a laugh. “He’s more at home on the basketball court than with a fishing rod.”
Baker is one of eleven candidates running to succeed Governor Deval Patrick.