Friday, April 8, 2016
Take Me Fishing events starting soon
To help get kids excited about fishing, Idaho Fish and Game’s “Take Me Fishing” trailers will soon be making appearances at fishing holes across the state.
Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, the trailers are stocked with fishing information and basic fishing equipment that can be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Fish and Game staff will also be available to answer questions and help those new to the sport.
“All kids and their parents have to do is show up; we’ll get them geared up and on the water,” said Evin Oneale, Fish and Game conservation educator.
People of any age, whether they are residents or non-residents, can fish without a license during the hours of the events if they register at the trailer. All other rules such as size limits and daily bag limits apply.
Idaho children 13 years old and under can always fish for free. These events give any angler, youth or adult, the opportunity to try fishing without first buying a license or investing in equipment.
For a list of scheduled events in your area, go to: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=80.
See the excitement the fish trailers generate in kids by watching this short video: https://idfg.idaho.gov/video/fishing-trailers.