Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is proud to announce a FREE Kids Fishing Clinic in collaboration with the California (CA) Department of Fish and Wildlife at Lake Skinner Recreation Area on March 31st, 2018, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The fishing clinic will provide children in the community a chance to experience fishing in a fun and educational environment.
This opportunity to engage community and provide an educational program on the basics of fishing was made possible through the support of various organizations including the Riverside County Parks Foundation, the Bighorn Institute, and the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. Participants will make their way through five educational stations covering all components of fishing, each with a different focus and purpose. Stations will teach participants about biology, habitat and invasive species; how we affect the quality of water; fish handling, knot tying, bait and tackle; safety, ethics, rules and regulations; and, casting and rigging. After completing the learning stations, participants will be loaned a rod, provided with bait and tackle, and have the opportunity to fish for the remainder of the event, putting their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Participants are sure to reel in some fish with a fresh 2,000 pound stock of Rainbow Trout donated by the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife.
A California Sport Fishing License is required for persons 16 years of age and over when fishing. Please feel free to bring your own equipment. In order to participate in free loan of rod and reel, children are required to participate in learning stations. Limited availability of bait, tackle, rods and reels.