The Missouri Department of Conservation invites women of all ages to a free trout-fishing event Sept. 14 at Maramec Spring Park near St. James. Fishing will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this event, and the park entrance fee will be waived to any female participant. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by event anglers only.
To help newcomers discover the joys of trout fishing, Conservation Department staff will provide fishing instruction that will include basic trout-fishing tactics, casting, cleaning and cooking your catch. There will also be fly tying and casting demonstrations.
The Maramec Spring Hatchery is operated by MDC in cooperation with The James Foundation, which owns and operates Maramec Spring Park.
For more information about the event, call 573.265.7801 or email Rachelle Kirkwood, MDC assistant hatchery manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.