Children and adults interested in taking up fishing can learn how at a special event on Saturday, May 18, in Munger Park in Lafayette.

The event coincides with the statewide Free Fishing Day, when Indiana residents do not need a fishing license to fish Indiana public waters, and is in conjunction with GoFishIN in the City, a new DNR program to promote fishing in Indiana’s urban areas.

The event is free and open to everyone. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the park. The event runs until noon.

Participants will receive instruction on angler ethics, fish identification, fishing tackle, casting technique and fish cleaning. After the instruction, anglers will fish with casting coaches.

Fishing poles, bait and tackle will be provided.

Before the event, the DNR will stock 100 keeper-size channel catfish in the 5-acre pond at Munger Park.

The event is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information about Go FishIN in the City, including where DNR is stocking fish through the program, visit dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/7508.htm.

Logo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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