Learn the art of fishing – how to rig a rod and reel, cast a line, hook a fish and much more – when expert anglers from Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) join with Chandler Recreation Division for a free and fun Family Fishing Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at Veterans Oasis Park.
The clinic is perfect for everyone from beginners who have never held a rod to seasoned anglers. Children 10 and older are required to have a fishing license to fish. The Environmental Education Center (EEC) will have a limited number of complementary youth and adult licenses available. The early bird gets the worm as donated licenses are first come, first serve. Fishing licenses will be available for purchase at the park through the duration of the clinic. Visit AZGFD for information about fishing licenses and regulations.
The Family Fishing Clinic will include a wide array of activities, including fish-related arts and crafts, and educational booths highlighting outdoor safety. Patrons can make first aid kits, participate in outdoor shelter activities, and play water safety bingo hosted by Chandler Aquatics. Additionally, the Chandler Fire Department will have a fire engine on display from 9-11 a.m. and Chandler Police will have a Motorist Assist Vehicle.
“The whole family can enjoy this event,” explains Daniella Rodriguez, Recreation Coordinator at the Environmental Education Center. “This is an opportunity to teach children to appreciate the great outdoors while they learn to fish and discover the aquatic life beneath the surface of Veterans Oasis Lake.”
The event is hosted by AZGFD and co-sponsored by the EEC. Veterans Oasis Park is located at 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road. Inclement weather may cause the program to be altered or cancelled. Event updates will be posted on the EEC’s Facebook page, or call 480-782-2890.
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer