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For Immediate Release  • February 16, 2014
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840

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Registration for Chick Clark Kids' Fishing Program Opens Feb 17


February 16, 2014 - Children 15 years old and younger are invited to sign up early for the 11th annual Chick Clark Kids’ Fishing Program, which will be held on Saturday, March 29 at Roger’s Grove Park, 220 Hover Road.

The Chick Clark Fishing Program provides a special opportunity during Spring Break for Longmont youth to learn about local natural resources, participate in fun outdoor activities and catch their own fish! The day includes a free kids’ fishing clinic, free hot dogs for all, and free fishing for kids. Beginning Monday, February 17, parents can register their children for the program online at

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will provide free rods and reels to the first 250 registered children who attend and complete the free fishing clinic put on by Bennett’s Tackle Shop of Berthoud. Children who are not pre-registered are also welcome to participate in the fishing clinic and activities, but cannot be guaranteed a free rod and reel.

The clinic and fishing begin at 8 a.m. on March 29. The event will be held in the area of Roger’s Grove Park just to the north of the Boston Avenue parking lot. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Additional parking will also be available across the street at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.  Fishing will be limited the day of the event to children only, age 15 and under, and adults are encouraged to help them. Fairgrounds Lake will be stocked with rainbow trout and catfish for children to catch. Children may use live bait and keep the fish they catch up to the state limit for each species.

This program is hosted by the City of Longmont’s Open Space Division and the non-profit, Kids’ Fishing Inc., with assistance from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Longmont Breakfast Optimists and Longmont Rotary. The program is funded through private donations from Longmont businesses and it is serviced by volunteers of the Chick Clark Kids’ Fishing Hosts program.