MDC & DNR host free Kids' Fishing Day at Montauk May 7

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SPRINGFIELD Mo - Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day. This event will be held 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th, at Montauk State Park. The event is being sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation(MDC) in cooperation with Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

At Kids’ Fishing Day, children age 15 and under can pick up free trout tags at the Hatchery Office from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6th, or on the day of the event. The spring branch from the CCC Spillway to the Social Hole will be reserved for youth anglers and stocked with trout all day. Volunteers will be on hand to help. Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help their kids, but only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish by themselves.

Education is also part of Kids’ Fishing Day. Throughout the day, seminars will be held on topics related to trout fishing, fly tying, fly casting, and other topics. A Stream Team exhibit will also be on display.

There will be drawings for door prizes throughout the day. Individuals must be present to win.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. To volunteer or donate to Kids Fishing Day, or for more information, contact the Montauk Hatchery at 573-548-2585 or