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Kids' mini fishing camp planned PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

A mini fishing camp for kids ages 5 and up is being planned for Friday, May 25, 4-8 p.m. at the Holyoke Lion’s Club Fishing Pond.

Jack Wieland from the Division of Wildlife will be teaching fish identification, fishing ethics, casting, equipment, proper ways to cook fish and much more.

After an equipment check, campers will be able to fish until 8 p.m. A light supper of hot dogs and s’mores will be provided for all attendees. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn how to clean and grill their catch.

Those under 10 years of age should have an adult as a helper. A parent-permission form is also needed. It is also recommended that each camper brings insect repellent, weather-appropriate clothing, a hat and eye protection.

All campers are asked to bring a fishing pole with a float, weight and hook. Extra equipment may be reserved by calling ahead to the Extension office. Bait will be provided.

A small registration fee will cover camp expenses. Fishing licenses are required for campers ages 16 and older.

Pre-registration is requested by noon on the day of the camp. Call 854-3616 for an information packet or stop by the Extension office to pick one up. The Extension office is located in the Phillips County Event Center at the Phillips County Fairgrounds.

 

Holyoke Enterprise May 17, 2012