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Using cane poles to catch fish was a popular fishing method long before today's rod and reels were in use. Anglers ages 8-15 can learn more about cane pole fishing June 29 at the free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cane Pole Building and Fishing Clinic for Youth at MDC's Ozark Regional Office in West Plains.

MDC invites young anglers to learn about cane pole fishing

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Southwest
Jun 06, 2018

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Before there were spin-casting reels, graphite rods, and all the other technology-enhanced tools of today’s angler, there was the cane pole and a bobber – a simple, but effective, way of catching fish.

Young anglers can learn more about this method of fishing from 9-11 a.m. on June 29 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “Cane Pole Building and Fishing Clinic For Youth.” This free workshop, which is for kids ages 8-15, will be held at MDC’s Ozark Regional Office in West Plains, 551 Joe Jones Blvd.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to build and fish with a cane fishing pole. Kids will have a chance to test the cane pole they built in the educational fishing pond at the Ozark Regional Office and will get to take home the pole they built at the end of the workshop. An adult guardian is recommended, but not required, to help build and fish with a cane pole. Old shoes or rubber boots are recommended for fishing at the educational pond.

To register, call the Ozark Regional Office, 417-256-7161. People wanting more information about this event can contact MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Nathan Recktenwald at Nathan.Recktenwald@mdc.mo.gov or at the phone number listed above.

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