Catch Fish, Win Prizes

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A free youth fishing clinic is the perfect place to catch a fish.

DWR Press Release

Fishing clinic happens June 18

Cedar City — Young people can catch fish and win prizes at a fishing clinic offered by the Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW).

Heather Talley, regional wildlife recreation coordinator for the DWR, says the June 18 clinic is open to anyone 17 years of age or younger.

“We’ll teach you how to catch fish, how to release fish properly and offer some casting tips,” Talley says. “SFW will provide raffle prizes and lunch.”

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The fishing instruction will happen first. After the instruction, it’ll be time to walk to Kid’s Pond and fish.

“If you don’t have fishing equipment,” Talley says, “some will be provided for you.  Multiple volunteers will be available to help you bait hooks and cast. After fishing, lunch will be provided. And you might win a prize.”

SFW member Jason Aiken says members of the organization enjoy sharing their knowledge about hunting and fishing with others, especially youth. “One of the best ways to learn how to do something is to gather knowledge from those who enjoy doing it,” Aiken says.

Kid’s Pond is in Cedar Canyon and is easy to find. Driving from Cedar City, turn east on Center Street, which becomes state Route 14. After driving about 10 miles, you’ll see a “Woods Ranch” sign and some pavilions on the right side of the road. “We’ll meet at the parking area for the first part of the workshop,” Talley says. “We’ll come back to the pavilion for lunch.”

To register for the clinic, call Talley at 435-868-8756, or email her at heathertalley@utah.gov.

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