Ashland, WI – Give your youngster the thrill of catching that memorable first fish during the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center’s 17th annual Kids’ Fishing Day June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is FREE and there will be lots of fun activities for everyone.
Youngsters will be teamed up with experienced anglers ready to share their skills and biologists will share their fishing tips and techniques.
Bring a pole or use one of ours.
During registration, each child receives a “passport” that must be completed before he or she can begin fishing. Hands-on learning stations, each about 10 minutes long, will teach young anglers step-by-step how to fish. After completing a learning station, the child’s passport receives a stamp and the aspiring angler will be one step closer to fishing for perch, bluegill and trout in the pond.
Each child will also receive a free starter tackle kit as well as prizes donated by event sponsors.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses and sunscreen). This event takes place rain or shine. Be sure to arrive by noon to allow enough time to complete the learning stations and fishing at the pond.
NGLVC’s Kid’s Fishing Day is held in conjunction with Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend, which allows youngsters and adults to fish without a license or trout stamp statewide.
“This event would not be possible without the enthusiastic, hard working volunteers who make the activities fun for the kids” said Center Director Jason Maloney. “This event is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and learning fishing skills that will last a lifetime!”
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is located 2 miles west of Ashland on U.S. Highway 2.
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