MDC’s Twin Pines CEC to host free Family Fish Day Aug. 21

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center (CEC) will be hosting Family Fish Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Aug. 21 with door prizes, permit-free fishing, and lunch to help encourage families to discover nature together.

“This is an opportunity for families to fish together in the pond, enjoy nature-themed activities and really discover nature together,” said Reva Dow, Manager of Twin Pines CEC.

Registration is recommended and can be completed online here. 

The oldest and youngest anglers will be honored as well as anglers who catch the most fish, largest fish, and smallest fish.

Door prizes will be available throughout the day, and lunch (hotdogs, chips, cookies, water) will be provided, while supplies last.

Dow said a unique aspect of this event is that no fishing permit is required. Dow added fishing will be catch-and-release only.

All family members that plan to attend in-person and virtual events must be registered. To ensure the safety of all, in-person programs require family groups to practice social distancing, and masks are strongly recommended. Those interested are also reminded to follow current health recommendations which include:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wash hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Be considerate of others.

Twin Pines is located five miles east of Winona on U.S. Highway 60. Find information on this and other Twin Pines Conservation Education Center events here.