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Washington Optimists to host fish clinic June 6

The Optimist Club of Washington will host a fishing clinic on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Marr Park, 1 mile west of Ainsworth.

Youth and adults can attend information sessions on:

• Type of Tackle to use when fishing. Rods, Reels, Lures, Hooks, and Bobbers.

• Fish Identification – Common fish in Iowa ponds, lakes and streams.

• Casting competition - You can try your skill at casting a practice lure into a specific distance.

Some fishing time on your own will be available. Some spin-cast rods/reels will be available for your use, but you are encouraged to bring your own equipment. Worms will be furnished.

Information packets to first 14 families from the Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau. Participation gifts also will be provided. We will be located along the sidewalk, north of the boat ramp into the lake.

Social distancing will be enforced and you are encouraged to bring a mask to protect yourself and others.

A parent or relative will sign a waiver of liability for all youth under 18.

For questions, contact Donald Pfeiffer, Optimist Club President, at 319-653-4912.