Fishing Basics for Kids

by Ron Presley

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Katfishin’ with Kids is inviting families to bring the kids and join them for a fun-filled day on the water. It is aimed at giving the children and opportunity to learn the basics of fishing. Volunteers will teach them how to tie a knot, select the correct lure, bait hooks and cast. In addition, they will learn what a fish is and become familiar with its habitat.

Better yet, a pond stocked with catfish will let them try their hand at fishing. families are encouraged to bring a container to take home their catch.

This event is free to all and no equipment is needed. The free event is for children aged 15 and under with a primary aim of teaching them all about fishing. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join Katfishin’ with Kids for a fun-filled day on June 2, 2018. The event will be held at the Turcotte Education Center off Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Note this is a new time from previously published. The event will run from 6:30 A.M. – 10:00 a.m.

The following companies are partnering to bring the event to the kids:

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Sport Fish Restoration, Coca-Cola Bottling, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Frito Lay,  Academy Sports and Outdoors, Brown Bottling Group, BankPlus, Keep the Rez Beautiful, Allied Waste Services, Keesler Federal Credit Union and all local Wal-Mart stores

If you or your company would like to participate as a sponsor of this event please call Melanie Starnes at 601-605-1790.

Are you interested in volunteering to help at this event?

Click here to volunteer to help with Katfishin’ Kids

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