WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center invites the public to attend Family Fish Day, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“This is an opportunity for families to fish together in the pond, enjoy nature themed activities and really discover nature together,” said Skyler Bockman, manager of Twin Pines.
Activities at this free event will include fish print T-shirt making, backyard bass, casting contests and a fishing derby. The oldest and youngest anglers will be honored as well as anglers who catch the most fish, largest fish and smallest fish. Family Fish Day will include door prizes throughout the day and lunch (hotdogs, chips, cookies, tea and lemonade) while supplies last.
Bockman said a unique aspect of this event is that no fishing permit or registration is required. Fishing will be catch and release only.
Twin Pines is located five miles east of Winona on U.S. Highway 60. Find information on this and other nature events at mdc.mo.gov/twinpines.