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Free Fishing Day Aims To Hook New Anglers

LEWISTON - Saturday, June 12 is Idaho's Free Fishing Day and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game invites anglers, residents and nonresidents, to celebrate the day afield by fishing Idaho's waters without a license. All other fishing regulations pertaining to limits, opening dates and tackle restrictions remain in effect.

The following are special events that will be offered throughout the Clearwater Region to teach beginning anglers the joys of fishing.

- Spring Valley Reservoir near Troy - IDFG will host a fishing clinic for children beginning at 8 a.m. Experienced anglers will be on hand to demonstrate filleting and cooking techniques.

- Mann Lake near Lewiston - IDFG will host a fishing derby from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Fenn Pond - IDFG will hold a youth fishing clinic at the small pond, located five miles from Lowell on Forest Service Road 223. The clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

- Wilkin's Pond - The Forest Service, IDFG, BLM and Grangeville Lion's Club will host a derby for children ages five through 11 at the pond, located on the prairie west of Grangeville. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the derby hours 9:00 a.m. to noon.

- Karolyn's Pond near Elk City -IDFG will be hosting a youth fishing clinic that will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Fred Warren Pond in North Lewiston - IDFG will host a kids fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Box Canyon Pond, also know as Long Gulch Pond near Riggins - IDFG will host a kids fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Winchester Lake near Winchester - IDFG will host a kids fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Deer Creek Reservoir near Headquarters - IDFG will host a kids fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon.

Single-parent families are encouraged to attend and all children must be accompanied by an adult. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for loan, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Experienced anglers will also be on hand to provide assistance.