It’s time to cast away any doubts and gear up for a good time at the Klineline Kids Fishing event. This annual fishing event provides everything to give your child the best chance to catch a fish… and reel in some other fun outdoor activities as well.
“I got one!” Nothing is as exciting as hearing a child scream with delight as they catch a fish, some for the very first time! Unfortunately, fewer and fewer children have experienced the joy of fishing, let alone the thrill of the catch.
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On Friday, April 12th (Special Needs Kids and Adults Day) and Saturday, April 13th, 2019 the annual Klineline Kids Fishing event will be held at Klineline Pond. Over 2,500 children, ages 5-14, are expected to attend. Your child will receive 45 minutes of guided fishing, a rod and reel (yes, they get to take it home), a commemorative T-shirt, a goody bag filled with SWAG, and up to two fish cleaned, filleted and ready to take home.
Kids are encouraged to visit and experience other hands-on activities in the park including an archery range, and educational kiosks run by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Clark Public Utilities, Columbia Springs and others. Bicycles are awarded hourly, and there will be prizes awarded for the largest and smallest fish caught in each fishing session and there.
“We think our fishing event impacts the lives of the children we serve. We see it in their happy faces; we hear from children and parents that return a second year. We see success in increased numbers of children that participate each year, and in the people who volunteer and contribute in some way to make this community event a success. In fact, some of our members have been volunteering here for the last 30 years! In 2012 we were honored to receive a “Spirit of Clark County” Award.”
Friday registrations are reserved for guests with special needs and attendance is purposefully scheduled to be much lighter on this day. As some of the kids have sensory issues, they intentionally try to keep the speaker level down and not have as many people at once. Any individual with a special need may fish on Friday regardless of age.
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