COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to a free, four-class series of fishing workshops in September. The Discover Nature – Fishing workshops will cover the basics of fishing from tackle to knot-tying, and participants will gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own.
The free Discover Nature – Fishing classes will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings in September at Bass Pro Lake, 3101 Bass Pro Drive in Columbia. MDC will provide all needed equipment and supplies. Each of the four lessons will focus on a different topic:
“Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish and these classes will offer kids and families unique opportunities to get a hands-on education about fishing in Missouri. They will also help enable young anglers to enjoy a lifetime of fishing fun as they grow older,” said MDC Angler Education Assistant Don Rahm.
Discover Nature – Fishing focuses primarily on reaching kids 7 – 15 years of age and emphasizes family involvement. All kids must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must preregister by Sept. 7 by visiting http://tinyurl.com/msogye6, or emailing Don.Rahm@mdc.mo.gov.