LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Anyone who wants to take up fishing can learn how at a special event this Saturday in Munger Park in Lafayette.
The event coincides with statewide Free Fishing Day, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It's a day when Hoosiers do not need a fishing license to fish in public waters, and is in conjunction with GoFishIN in the City, a new DNR program promoting fishing in Indiana's urban areas.
The event is free and open to the public, however children must be joined by a parent or adult. Registration runs from 8:30 to 9 p.m. at the park, and the entire event runs until noon.
If you participate, you'll get instructions 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 all be provided.
Beforehand, the DNR will stock 100 keeper-size channel catfish in the 5-acre pond at Munger Park.
The event is sponsored by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.
Fore more, including where the DNR is stocking fish through the program, visit the DNR's website.
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