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For Immediate Release  • February 19, 2013
Staff Contact: Dan Wolford, Land Program Administrator, 303-774-4691

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Registration Begins for Chick Clark Kids Fishing Program

 

February 19, 2013 -- Children 15 years and younger are invited to sign up early for the 11th annual Chick Clark Kids Fishing Program Spring Kickoff scheduled for Saturday, March 30, at Izaak Walton Park 18 S. Sunset St. The day includes a free kids’ fishing clinic, free hot dogs for all, and free fishing for kids.

New this year is on-line registration, please do not call 303-651-8446 to register as previously mentioned.  Beginning February 18, parents must register their children on- line prior to the event at:

https://rec.ci.longmont.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxmod=ar&xxkeyword=<clark>&wbsi=si 

Children who are not preregistered still can participate in the fishing clinic and free fishing but cannot be guaranteed a pole. Groups are welcome, but sign up early.  The clinic and fishing begin at 8 am. Parking is limited so car-pooling is encouraged.

The Chick Clark fishing program provides a special place for the youth of our community to catch fish, participate in fun outdoor activities during spring break, and have a place of their own to fish year round. This program is hosted by the City of Longmont’s Open Space Division and the nonprofit Kids Fishing, Inc., with assistance from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Program sponsors include:

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide 250 free rods and reels to youth who register early and complete the free fishing clinic put on by Bennett’s Tackle Shop of Berthoud.

The 15.7 acre pond at Izaak Walton Park is managed as a recreational fishery for the exclusive use of children 15 and younger. Adults are encouraged to help kids fish but must preserve the fishing just for children. Kids may use live bait and keep the fish they catch up to the state limit for each species.

 

 

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