GRANBY - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting kids ages 12 and younger to enjoy a free fishing clinic on Saturday, June 9, at Kaibab Fishing Pond in Granby.
The event begins at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to wrap up around 1 p.m.
Among the various topics, wildlife officers will teach participants about the basics of casting, lures and bait, and will explain how angling plays an important part in managing Colorado fisheries.
"Fishing can encourage kids to enjoy a life of healthy outdoor recreation,"said Scott Murdoch, District Wildlife Manager in Granby. "Many of us remember the thrill of pulling that first fish out of some pond. Maybe some of these kids will one day pass that passion and some of the things they learned at this clinic on to their children."
The class is limited to the first 30 youngsters registered. All fishing equipment will be provided, however drinking water, bug spray, sunscreen, a sack lunch, hats and other personal items are recommended.
To reserve a spot, parents should call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hot Sulphur Springs Service Center at 970-725-6200.