Reel-y! Free fishing clinics offered to Colorado kiddos

COLORADO – Attention kiddos: Several free fishing clinics for boys and girls are just around the corner!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that they will be hosting several free fishing clinics for both boys and girls in the lower Arkansas River Valley.

The clinics are offered for children under 16-years of age and will cover tips and tricks for all kinds of fishing, according to officials.

Participants will also be taught the different types of flies and lures, water safety, fish identification and strategies for catching more fish.

Officials say a limited number of free fishing rods and fishing tackle will be available at each clinic.

Those who have their own fishing equipment are encouraged to bring it to the clinic.

See below for the schedule of fishing clinics:

April 18 at Midwest Farms SWA, between Holly and Granada, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
April 24 at Shalberg Pond, Sheridan Lake, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
April 26 at Leonard Hudnall Pond, Las Animas, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 2 at Turk’s Pond, South of Two Buttes, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 3 at Jackson’s Pond, Eads, Noon – 4 p.m.
May 16 at North Gateway Park, Lamar, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 23 at La Junta City Pond, La Junta, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
September 12 at La Junta City Pond, La Junta, Noon – 3 p.m.

No registration is required. Anyone 16 years or older who wishes to fish after the events will need a valid fishing license.

Participants should bring snacks, water, a lawn chair, sunscreen and a hat.

For more information call 719-336-6600.

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