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Youth Fishing Clinic, CRSNA

10:00 - noon, Thursday
A series of FREE youth catch-and–release clinics at Cache River State Natural Area, Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center.  The clinics will be held Thursdays, 10-noon, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, 29, 2021.  Instructors will present information on fish and other aquatic life; fishing rules and regulations; and basic instructions on baiting a hook, tying a knot and casting, tactics for catching fish, and how to handle and return fish to the water.  Participants may bring their own equipment or it will be provided with rods, reels, bait, and tackle for 90 minutes of catch-and-release fishing.  The clinics are targeted towards children 16 and younger, but anyone interested in learning basic fishing techniques can attend.  Parents and other adults are not required to have a fishing license to assist during this program.  Please register in advance by calling the Cache River Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064.

 Please come other times  to fish on your own following Illinois regulations.  Pole and tackle may be borrowed at visitor center.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Animals; Fishing; Family Event; Nature; Outdoor Event; State Parks
DNR Region(s): 
Cache River Wetlands Center
DNR Park: 
Cache River
8885 State Route 37 South
City, State ZIP: 
Cypress IL 62972
Contact person/email: 
Site Interpreter / Molie.Oliver@illinois.gov
618-657-2064 /  
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