COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a kids fishing clinic at Quail Lake on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Free fishing rods and reels will be distributed to the first 500 children accompanied by an adult.
"Division staff will be on hand to teach fishing basics, casting techniques, knot tying, fish identification, and fishing ethics," said Steve Lucero, an education specialist with the DOW.
"We want people to take advantage of this opportunity and get out there with their friends and family and give fishing a try," said Lucero. "Quail Lake is a great place for families to catch fish. We will provide the poles, the bait, and instruction. All you have to do is reel them in," he said.
Parking will be available at the ATMEL lot across the street from the lake.
Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a fishing license in Colorado, but the first weekend in June is "Free Fishing Weekend," and the requirement to purchase a fishing license is waived for adults as well.
Quail Lake is located just west of the World Arena off E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Call (719) 227-5200 for more information.
For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us