The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites Oregon families to come fishing at one of 28 free Family Fishing events scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer.
The season will kick off April 1, at Canby Pond and events will continue almost weekly into the summer.
At each event, ODFW provides loaner rods, reels, tackle and bait, along with helpful tips from experienced angling instructors.
The agency typically stocks locations with plenty of trout so participants can practice hooking, fighting and landing a fish.
The events are designed to show families how easy and fun fishing can be, according to Chris Willard, ODFW education manager.
“Fishing is a great family activity, but it can be a little intimidating when you’re just starting out,” he said. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to learn how to fish by offering these supported events.
“We hope everyone has a good time at these events and discovers just how fun fishing can be.”
Times, dates and locations of all the Family Fishing events are posted on the ODFW website at www.dfw.state .or.us/education/angling/family_fish ing.asp.
Check back periodically, as dates and times can change.For the complete article see the 03-18-2017 issue.
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