NORTH LIBERTY– Family fishing, fishing tips, food and prizes are featured Saturday, June 2, at Liberty Centre Park in North Liberty. As part of Iowa’s “Free Fishing Days,” veteran anglers and parks and fisheries workers will assist families from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at a fishing clinic.
During “Free Fishing Days,” Iowa residents may fish without a license, although other regulations, such as possession and size limits still apply.
Those attending the free clinic will be able to see Iowa fish up close in the Department of Natural Resources’ traveling fish trailer. They will also be able to listen in on short outdoor sessions on fish identification, fishing techniques from the experts at Scheels, water safety and casting. Participants need to bring basic fishing gear: a rod, reel, and tackle.
Goodie bags will be handed out and shore prizes will be called out every half hour. The first 200 who complete all four sessions will receive a hot dog and chips. Sponsors of the event include Scheels, North Liberty Parks and Recreation Department, and the Iowa DNR. North Liberty Fareway, Scheels and Culligan made donations to the clinic. For more information, contact Holly Schulte, Iowa DNR, 319-530-9318.