Midcoast Conservancy to host annual free youth fishing event

Posted:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00am
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Bring the kids to Damariscotta Lake Park June 3 for a free hour of fishing. Courtesy of Midcoast Conservancy

On Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Midcoast Conservancy will be hosting the annual Hooked on Fishing event, where kids get out on the water and experience the fun of fishing! Children of all experience levels are welcome; each child gets an hour of fishing in prime fishing spots on Damariscotta Lake with experienced volunteer boaters as their personal guides. Mentors will be onshore to assist young anglers with equipment and to answer their questions about fishing.

Midcoast Conservancy will provide all of the kids’ equipment (fishing poles, bait, boats and life jackets) and the Whitefield Lions Club will cook up delicious food — all for free! Sign up today; one fishing rod will be given away, and admission to the park is free for everyone coming to this event, compliments of Midcoast Conservancy.

Participants will meet at Damariscotta Lake State Park, Jefferson, and head out onto the lake from there. Register to choose a time slot; boats will leave hourly. Go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/hooked-fishing-day/. Call (207) 389-5150 for more information or with any questions.

The event is co-sponsored by Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and the Whitefield Lions Club.