Kids can hook into a good time, and fishing opportunity

A free youth fishing clinic will be held on Saturday, April 21, as part of the 23rd-annual Great Smoky Mountain Trout & Heritage Festival. This year there will be two CATCH clinics at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, one from 9 a.m. until noon and the other from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The events are sponsored by the Natural Resources Management Department of Haywood Community College, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the Town of Maggie Valley and Haywood Waterways Association The CATCH (Caring For Aquatics Through Conservation Habits) program is designed to teach young people “how”, “when”, and “where” to fish as well as to introduce lessons in aquatic ecology, water safety, fishing ethics, and respect for the outdoors.

The CATCH Clinic is open to youth between the ages of 6 and 15. Necessary equipment will be furnished. A parent or guardian must register and attend with the youth.

Pre-registration is required.

828.926.0866 Ext. 117.

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