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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Kids Fishing Events Offer Instruction and Fun | national news

SOCIAL CIRCLE – Children want and need adult time in their lives. Those interested can set aside time for an unforgettable memory for themselves and their child at a children’s fishing event.

Research shows that most people are introduced to fishing by a family member, and most consider a family member their best fishing friend. For those who don’t know how to fish…no problem. They can learn by visiting one of the many children’s fishing events coming this spring and summer.

Children’s fishing events are usually held at a location with a successful catch rate, and many events have volunteers on hand to help those new to fishing, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division.

“Spending time taking a child fishing is something the both of you will cherish for years to come,” said Scott Robinson, head of fisheries for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “Children’s fishing events provide a great starting point. They are designed to help you and your child get acquainted with fishing before you try to “tack” it on your own.

Kid’s Fishing Events are sponsored statewide and provide fishing assistance to children (under 16) and parents from knowledgeable instructors. The Wildlife Resources Division co-sponsors many events, hosting channel catfish or trout events to improve fishing, educational materials for attendees, and tips for sponsors.

For more information, visit https://georgiawildlife.com/KidsFishing. Here you’ll find tips on fishing with kids, recommended places to go fishing with kids, a ‘kid’s first fishing certificate’ and a link to our events system where you can search for local events.

For more information on fishing in Georgia, visit https://georgiawildlife.com/fishing/angler-resources.