Southeastern Wisconsin fishing clubs, volunteers ready to help kids learn to fish
The 34th annual free spring fishing clinics for kids will take place Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids ages 15 and younger are welcome to attend, and while registration is not required, groups of 20 or more should call ahead.
No equipment is needed, but if kids have their own gear, they may bring their rods, reels, and tackle to the events, which will take place rain or shine.
Kids will receive instruction on topics such as safety and equipment use, fish identification and regulations, fishing techniques, and knot-tying. Some locations will have cleaning and cooking demonstrations, as well as free food.
The clinics are led by local fishing club members, and young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Southeastern Wisconsin locations:
- Quarry Lake Park, 3800 Northwestern Ave. Hosted by: Salmon Unlimited.
- Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd. Hosted by: Okauchee Fishing Club.
- Dineen Park, 6901 W. Vienna St. Hosted by: Inner City Sportsmen’s Club.
- Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St. Hosted by: Great Lakes Sports Fishermen.
- McCarty Park, 2567 S. 79th St.: Hosted by: Southside Sportsmen’s Club.
- McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd. Hosted by: Badger Fisherman’s League.
- Mitchell Park, 2200 W. Pierce St. Hosted by: Bay View Rod and Gun Club.
- Oak Creek Parkway, Oak Creek Pkwy. & Mill Rd., South Milwaukee. Hosted by: Friends of the Oak Creek Millpond.
- Scout Lake Park, 5902 W. Loomis Rd. Wheelchair accessible. Hosted by: Walleyes Unlimited, USA.