We're all familiar with the phrase "give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime".  And while a lifetime of eating nothing but fish seems like a horrible lifetime, it is important to pass down the love of fishing to the next generation.

Like a Norman Rockwell painting or the Andy Griffith show opener, fishing is ingrained in us as Americans.

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But maybe you didn't have the luxury of living next to the mighty Mississippi as a kid or camping on Elkhorn Creek as a teenager. Or maybe you just want to do something fun and interesting with the kids during summer.  Here's the perfect thing and the price is right too. 

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Photo by Federico Giampieri on Unsplash

Rock Island Conservation Club will be holding a free youth "New to Fishing" fishing clinic for ages 5 to 15. This event is open to the public but requires pre-registration required as space is limited.

You can download the registration form here.

Here's What The "New to Fishing" Clinic Will Cover

  • Fish and Aquatic life identification Rules and regulations
  • Fishing Ethics Water Safety
  • Rod / Reel Types with casting
  • Baits / Baiting Hooks
  • Tactics for Catching Fish
  • How to Clean and Cook Fish
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Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash

Participants will be provided the use of a rod/reel, bait, and tackle for one hour of free fishing after the clinic. So you'll be able to implement your new knowledge right away.

The Details

Where: Rock Island Conservation Club 2421 Big Island Pkwy Milan, IL 61264
When: Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Check-in: 7 am – 8 am
Clinic: 8 am - 1 pm

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Photo by michal dziekonski on Unsplash

So, whether you grew up on the water and want to get your kids into it or want to be that cool parent that helps their kids get better...make sure you register now!

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