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Boy sitting and fishing a pond.
Young anglers will have a chance to fish for trout for free on May 4 at Bennett Spring State Park's Kids' Fishing Day. This event, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Bennett Spring Park Store; will be 6:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
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MDC invites kids to free fishing day May 4 at Bennett Spring

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Southwest
Apr 19, 2019

LEBANON, Mo. – Young anglers will have opportunities to experience the fun of catching fish and will also have chances to learn about the outdoors at Bennett Spring State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 4. It’s sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Bennett Spring Park Store.

Kids age 15 and under can pick up free trout tags at the park store on May 3 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. or at the registration tent across from the park store on the day of the event. A section of Zone 2 and Zone 3 at the park will be reserved for the youth anglers. Volunteers will be on hand to help. Kids are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help kids, but adults are also asked to let children fish by themselves as much as possible. Only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish in the designated kids’ fishing zone. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Educational events will also take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. To help with Kids’ Fishing Day or for more information please call the Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418 or e-mail Hatchery Manager Ben Havens Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov. Bennett Spring State Park is located approximately 12 miles west of Lebanon on Missouri Highway 64.

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