Upcoming WDFW “Kids Fishing Event” takes stress of teaching kids off parents

Do you want your kids to learn to fish but don’t think you have the patience to keep untangling the lines?

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding their 20th annual “Kids Fishing Event” at Clear Lake near Medical Lake on May 4th.

One-thousand kids will have the opportunity to give the sport of fishing a try and since the 100 or so volunteers want the experience to be as memorable as possible, they do all the hard work so families can enjoy their time together!

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Randy Osborne said, “we take all the stress out, we have all the gear set up, our volunteers help bait hooks, take fish off the hooks and that leaves all the fun stuff for kids and families.”

For $10, each child will receive a t-shirt and a rod to take home with them. Best of all, up to 3 trout if they can catch them. It might sound like impossible work during an hour time slot, but they bring in thousands of fish in nets so each kid can go home with at least one. What’s better than catching a fish on your first go?

While the event is still a few weeks away, registration forms must be postmarked by Friday, April 19th. You can click here to download the form.

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