Free kids fishing clinic in Granby set for Saturday
June 3, 2013
GRANBY – Kids 12 and under are invited to Kaibab Park Fishing Pond in Granby, Saturday, June 1 for a free fishing clinic sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The event begins at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to wrap up around 12 p.m.
The clinic will be taught by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and volunteers and is a fun way for kids to learn the basics of casting, lures, bait and how to handle a fish. In addition, the role angling plays in managing Colorado's fisheries will be included in the lessons.
"This is a great event and a fantastic way for kids to have fun and enjoy the outdoors," said Scott Murdoch, District Wildlife Manager in Granby. "It's important that kids learn about enjoying our natural resources at an early age and also learn how wildlife is managed – from small game, big game and of course, our state's fisheries."
Murdoch adds that parents are important role models for their children and encourages them to instill respect for the state's wildlife.
"Spending time learning how to fish with your kids provides memories that will last a lifetime," he said.
The class is limited to the first 30 kids that register. All fishing equipment will be provided, however water, insect repellent, 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 office at 970-725-6200.