Take-a-Kid Fishing Weekend

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 7:08 am

Minnesotans who want to catch some quality family time are encouraged to take advantage of Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, June 5-7.

Minnesota residents 18 and older can fish for free during these days when they accompany an angler younger than 16.

“Most kids would love to go fishing,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mentoring program coordinator. “By eliminating the need for a license on these three days, we’re providing an opportunity for family and friends to try the recreational sport of fishing with a youth and encouraging people to get outdoors, have fun, and discover
the joys of fishing.”

Several Minnesota state parks are planning events corresponding to Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend including:

* Armchair Angling at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park on June 6.

* Take A Kid Trout Fishing Day at Whitewater State Park on June 6.

* I Can Fish! at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park on June 7.

Additional information about events at state parks is available online.

More information about places to fish is available online.

National Fishing and Boating Week is June 6-14. Boating information, fishing tactics, tips on equipment and safety, advice and stories from pro anglers is available online.

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