Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
Upcoming ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ days announced by Division of Fish & Wildlife
First event to be held on March 24 at White Clay Creek State Park
DOVER (Feb. 27, 2012) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program, you’ll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.
Sponsored by DNREC's Aquatic Resource Education Center and Delaware State Parks, Take a Kid Fishing! teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation. Along with the angling, these free-admission* days also feature activity stations and prizes. Fishing equipment will be provided, but participants may want to pack a picnic lunch.
The Take a Kid Fishing! program will be held on the following upcoming Saturdays:
- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., March 24 - Cattail Pond, White Clay Creek State Park*, Newark Directions
- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., May 5 - Lums Pond State Park*, Bear Directions
- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., May 12 - Killens Pond State Park*, Felton Directions
- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., June 2 - Aquatic Resource Education Center in Smyrna, Directions
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., June 16 - Father's Day Fishing at Wilmington State Parks (Brandywine Park)*, Directions
* While the events are free, Delaware State Parks entrance fees are in effect: for each vehicle, $3 with Delaware tags and $6 with out-of-state tags. Participants 16 years and older must have a current Delaware fishing license and a FIN number to fish.
The events are free but pre-registration is required. To pre-register to participate in Take a Kid Fishing!, or for more information about the program or about volunteering as an instructor, please call Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us.
This program is part of Delaware’s Children in Nature Initiative, a statewide effort to improve environmental literacy in Delaware, create opportunities for children to participate in enriching outdoor experiences, combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles. Delaware’s multi-agency initiative, which partners state and federal agencies with community organizations, is in conjunction with the national No Child Left Inside program.
Vol. 42, No. 58