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Oklahoma City’s free youth fishing classes start May 4

Post Date:04/22/2019 8:30 AM

Staff at Oklahoma City’s H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery are getting ready to help kids get “Hooked on Fishing” with free fishing classes.

Beginning on Saturday, May 4, children ages 5-15 can reel in summertime fun during the free “Hooked on Fishing” education program. Kids get hands-on instruction in knot-tying, casting, fish identification, fishing safety and angler ethics.

Classes are 8-10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Each class is taught by H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) staff and volunteers.

Classes are by reservation only, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance at okc.gov/parksignup, Event ID 20391 or call (405) 297-1426.

Attendees are encouraged to show up 15 minutes before class starts, and bring something to drink plus sun protection. Fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided during class time.

State fishing licenses and City fishing permits are not required during class. Outside of class, a state license and City permit are required for all anglers ages 16 to 62 unless exempt.

The annual classes are part of the City’s Fisheries Management program, which provides anglers with quality fishing opportunities in Oklahoma City. They’re a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, Metro Technology Centers and the ODWC.

For more information, visit okc.gov/parks.

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Media Contact
Bob Martin
(405) 297-1426 / (405) 615-5698
robert.martin@okc.gov

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