Kidsí Fishing Day to be held near Licking Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Special to GUIDON

Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day.

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This event is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Montauk State Park near Licking.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

At Kids’ Fishing Day, children age 15 and younger can pick up their free trout tag at the registration booth from 2 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 or on the day of the event. The spring branch from the CCC Spillway to the Social Hole will be reserved for the youth anglers and stocked with trout during the day.

Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment.

Parents are welcome to help the kids, but only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish by themselves.

Education is also part of Kids’ Fishing Day. Throughout the day, seminars will be held on topics related to trout fishing. An information table focusing on Missouri streams and a mobile aquarium exhibit will also be on display.

Free hot dogs and soda will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Montauk State Park is located 50 miles southeast of Fort Leonard Wood, about 12 miles east of Licking on State Highway W.

Officials are also seeking volunteers help with the event.

To volunteer, or for more information about Kids’ Fishing Day at Montauk State Park, call 573.548.2585 or contact Tom Whelan, Montauk State Park Hatchery manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2017 )