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May 19, 2015
Free Family Fishing Clinics Begin Soon in Metro Areas

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Or tie a fishing knot? Or identify a fish? Or catch a fish?  Then the Free Family Fishing Clinics offered by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation this summer are just right for you.

    These clinics offer hands-on opportunities to learn about the sport of fishing in Oklahoma with lessons on basic fish identification, knot tying, safe casting and more. The best part about these clinics is that they are completely free and offer the opportunity to learn about the basics of fishing.

    "This is a great chance for anyone looking to try out fishing for the first time, and participants don't need to worry about bringing any gear or bait, as we have them covered," said Daniel Griffith, Aquatic Resources Education Program coordinator and Information & Education specialist with the Wildlife Department.

    Rods, reels, tackle and bait will be provided, and no fishing license will be required of participants while the clinic is being conducted. Clinics will be held throughout the summer in the evenings starting May 28 and running through July 30 at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area in Edmond, and at the Zebco Casting Pond next to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.

    Those wishing to participate will need to pre-register online as space is limited. A list of all the scheduled clinics and dates can be found on the Aquatic Resources Education Program Clinics page at


Youths and others have a chance to learn all about fishing this summer when they attend a Free Family Fishing Clinic conducted by the Aquatic Resources Education Program of the Oklahoma Wildlife Department. Anyone wanting to attend should pre-register at (Photo by Daniel Griffith/ODWC)