This year’s “Kids Free Fishing Day” event scheduled for Saturday, June 1 will be a great way for children to learn about fish, their ecology, and skills associated with fishing. Representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club will provide experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started.

Participants will attend five learning stations before they can begin fishing. Educational and instructional skill stations will include: Knot Tying; Fish ID; Casting; Ecology; Macro Invertebrates; and Fishing. Each station activity will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and once all have been attended, the aspiring angler will be ready to cast a line in the stocked fishing pond.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. rain or shine (*registration cut-off is 12 p.m.) and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses, spf) and bug repellent (please pre-apply in parking area away from pond). The fishing pond at WildcatMountain is accessible via the “C lot” entrance located approximately a quarter mile past the main entrance on the north-bound side of Rt. 16 heading toward Gorham, New Hampshire.

Image courtesy Attitash Mountain Resort

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