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KANSAS OFFERS FREE FISHING JUNE 7-8

KANSAS OFFERS FREE FISHING JUNE 7-8

May 29, 2014

Anglers don’t need a Kansas fishing license June 7-8

PRATT ­– What’s better than a day of free fishing? Two days of free fishing, of course. Across the state, anglers of all ages can enjoy a full weekend of free fishing June 7-8 on any Kansas waters. Although some parks may require a vehicle permit, no fishing license is required of anglers during the two-day period.

Below are just a few examples of the fun that can be had during the free fishing weekend:

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

Kids fishing clinic

Meade State park

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Concessions available for purchase

Some fishing equipment provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it.

For more information, or to pre-register, call the Meade State Park Office at (620) 873-2572.

KIDS FISHING CLINIC AND CASTING CONTEST

Milford Nature Center – Gathering Pond

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The first 100 registered youth ages 5-12 are invited to participate.

Lunch provided.

Raffle prizes drawn for all in attendance.

For more information, or to pre-register, call the Milford Nature Center at (785) 238-5323.

KIDS FISHING CLINIC

Pomona State park – Boat Ramp #2

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Youth ages 15 and younger are invited to participate.

Fishing poles and bait provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own pole.

This event qualifies participants for the Kansas Wildlifer Challenge - "WET A LINE.” Wildlifers are encouraged to bring a camera.

For more information, call the Pomona State Park Office at (785) 828-4933.

KIDS FISHING CLINIC

Pratt KDWPT Operations Office, Kids’ Pond

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Youth ages 7-15 are invited to participate. Registration deadline is June 5.

Fishing equipment provided.

Lunch provided.

Participants can enjoy the Pratt Nature Center/Museum, as well as a freshwater mussel/clam exhibit from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. the day of the event.

For more information, or to pre-register, call the Pratt Recreation Office at (620) 672-3261, or the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Pratt Operations Office at (620) 672-5911.

10TH ANNUAL YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT

Glen Elder State Park

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Youth fishing tournament and OK Kids Day – prizes for every participant.

Contact Scott Waters at (785) 545-3345.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

KIDS FISHING CLINIC

Lovewell State Park

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The first 50 registered youth ages 7-16 are invited to participate. Registration deadline is June 2.

Fishing equipment and supplies provided.

Lunch and drinks provided.

Demonstrations will be given on fish identification, knot tying, casting, lure selection, fishing hot spots, and fish cleaning.

For more information, or to pre-register, call the Lovewell State Park Office at (785) 753-4971.

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