PICTURES: Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/16 2014 04:24PM

Updated 08/16 2014 04:38PM

courtesy of the Missouri Conservation Department
CASSVILLE, Mo.-- The Missouri Department of Conservation and The Department of Natural Resources educate children at Kids’ Fishing Day Aug. 16 at the Roaring River State Park.

Young anglers have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Roaring River State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day.

At Kids’ Fishing Day, children age 15 and under will be able to pick up free trout tags at the hatchery office all day on Saturday.

A portion of the fishing area of the park will be reserved for youths age 15 and under.

Volunteers will be on hand to help out.

Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help kids, but only one pole may be used between the helper and the child.

Throughout the day, seminars will be held on fish cleaning, fish cooking, knife sharpening, knot tying, fly tying and fly casting, how to fish Roaring River, stream biology and other subjects.

A hatchery tour will be held to show how trout are raised.

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