(Victor Valley)–JUNIOR FISHING WORKSHOPS – It’s THAT season again! – Time for kids to take a break from video games and television and come out to a local lake for some fresh air and fishing fun. And if they don’t know how to “drop in a line,” they can attend a Junior Fishing Workshop at a San Bernardino County Regional Park nearby and learn all the skills for this life-long activity. Check the schedule to visit the lake near your home, or explore a new park in another part of our beautifully diverse county.
Workshops are held monthly at one of the county’s six regional park lakes. All begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.
Boys and girls ages 7 to 15 will learn this favorite outdoor pastime under the instruction of expert teachers. The junior anglers will rotate through five hands-on stations, learning the basics of lake-shore fishing, including the anatomy of a fish; what gear to use and knot-tying; rules and safe practices; cleaning, cooking, and tasting; and tips for casting and catching.
Once the kids have completed the organized training, they can check-out a fishing rod and reel and practice their new skills at the lake. Each participant also gets their very own event t-shirt at the end of the workshop.
All equipment and tackle is provided for each child with the $7 registration fee. There is a $10 vehicle entry on the day of the event.
Schedule of Workshops:
November 17, 2012 – Yucaipa Regional Park, 33900 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa
December 15, 2012 – Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road, Victorville
January 19, 2013 – Prado Regional Park, 16700 S. Euclid Avenue, Chino
February 2, 2013 – Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy., San Bernardino
February 16, 2013 – Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario
March 2, 2013 – Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road, Victorville
July 27, 2013 – Lake Gregory Regional Park, 24171 Lake Drive, Crestline
For registration deadlines or additional information on the Junior Fishing Workshop, contact (909) 387-2461. Registration forms can be obtained online by visiting the parks website at www.sbcounty.gov/parks.