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Free Kids Fishing Clinic Coming to Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County, Md. (July 20, 2011) ─The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) joins the Future Fisherman Foundation to host a free youth fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on July 26,  at Windmill Pond in the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary. The clinic is geared toward helping aspiring anglers ages 8 through15, learn the basics of fishing, including casting and fishing techniques, fish identification, angler ethics and catch-and-release practices.


DNR will provide the fishing equipment and bait for the clinic. Participants will need to dress for the outdoors and bring their own beverages and sunscreen. Young anglers should also come eager to learn and prepared to have a good time.


To register, contact Branson Williams at (301) 888-2423 or bwilliams@dnr.state.md.us.


Additional family fishing and Maryland Youth Fishing Club information is available online at http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/keepfishing.


Daily fishing reports from around the Free State are available on the DNR Angler’s Log— http://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/fishingreport.


   July 20, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov