• The Gardner News
What’s better than a day of free fishing? Two days of free fishing, of course.
Across the state, anglers of all ages can enjoy a full weekend of free fishing June 7-8 on any Kansas waters.
Although some parks may require a vehicle permit, no fishing license is required of anglers during the two-day period.
Below are just a few examples of the fun that can be had during the free fishing weekend:
Saturday, June 7
• Kids fishing clinic Meade Lake State Park 1 – 4 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. Some fishing equipment provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. For more information, or to pre-register, call the Meade State Park Office at (620) 873-2572.
• Kids fishing clinic and casting contest Milford Nature Center – Gathering Pond 8 a.m. – noon. The first 100 registered youth ages 5-12 are invited to participate. Lunch provided. Raffle prizes drawn for all in attendance. For more information, or to pre-register, call the Milford Nature Center at (785) 238-5323.
• Kids fishing clinic Pomona State park – Boat Ramp No. 2 from 8 – 10 a.m. Youth ages 15 and younger are invited to participate. Fishing poles and bait provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own pole. This event qualifies participants for the Kansas Wildlifer Challenge – “WET A LINE.” Wildlifers are encouraged to bring a camera. For more information, call the Pomona State Park Office at (785) 828-4933.
• Kids fishing clinic Pratt KDWPT Operations Office, Kids’ Pond 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Youth ages 7-15 are invited to participate. Registration deadline is June 5. Fishing equipment provided. Lunch provided.