Free family fishing program offered in Wilkes-Barre
February 16. 2013 2:40PM
Join the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. as they conduct a Family Fishing Program at the Wilkes-Barre River Commonâ??s Fishing Pier.
This program is being offered in partnership with the Riverfront Parks Committee (www.riverfrontparks.org) and the Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone (KAZ) Passport program (www.kazpassport.org).
The program is free, open to the public and a fishing license will not be required.
The program is designed for families with children ages eight and older with little or no fishing experience. Families will learn about safety, fishing tackle, regulations and basic techniques like casting and knot tying. Participants will also be given the opportunity to fish together as a family.
Equipment and bait will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair and drinking water. Meet at the River Common fishing pier located along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre.
A map and directions are available at the Riverfront Parks Committee website at: www.riverfrontparks.org.
Registration is required and available online by visiting the Family Fishing Program schedule at: http://fishandboat.com/fish_fundamentals.htm.