Kids Can Learn the Basics of Fishing

Do you have a child who has always wanted to learn how to fish? It’s a great way for kids to have fun outdoors but they may not have a clue as to where to begin. The John Gould Fletcher Library has just what that child needs. Together with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, the library is hosting a two-part Beginner’s Fishing Clinic this Thursday and Saturday (May 17 and 19). Thursday’s class begins at 6 p.m. at the library, with the 9 a.m. Saturday event taking place at the MacArthur Park pond. It is for ages 15 and younger.
The first gathering features an AG&FC biologist who will teach participants about gear, bait, rigging, fish handling, and commission-owned pond locations. The first 40 children who attend the clinic’s initial session receive a coupon good for a free fishing rod and reel, which is redeemable on May 19. At the clinic’s second session, participants will be able to fish in the MacArthur Park pond while receiving advice from an AG&FC biologist on fish handling.

Participants much attend both the Thursday and Saturday workshops to receive the rod and reel. The Fletcher Library is located at 823 North Buchanan Street. The MacArthur Park Pond is located behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 East 9th in downtown Little Rock.

For more information on the fishing event, call Fletcher Library at 663-5457 or visit

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