- Where: War Memorial pond
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
One fish, two fish, yellow fish, learn to fish. The John Gould Fletcher Library and the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AG&FC) will hold a two-part Beginner's Fishing Clinic on Thursday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Fletcher Library, and Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at War Memorial pond for children ages 15 years and under.
At the clinic's first session, an AG&FC biologist will teach participants about gear, bait, rigging, fish handling, and AG&FC pond locations. The first forty children who attend the clinic's first session will receive a coupon for a free fishing rod and reel, which can be redeemed at the May 19 session. At the clinic's second session, participants will be able to fish in War Memorial pond and receive advice from an AG&FC biologist on fish handling.
To receive the rod and reel, participants must attend both sessions of the clinic.
The John Gould Fletcher Library is located at 823 North Buchanan Street is one of 12 branches operated by the Central Arkansas Library System. All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the fishing event, call Fletcher Library at 663-5457 or visit www.cals.org.