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Discover Nature- Fishing Lesson 1:

Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish

Handling and Fishing

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a



Location: Bilby Ranch Conservation Area (Skidmore, MO, 64487).


Cost: Free! Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.


Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Age: 7-15 and families with children. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times.


Registration: Call (816)-271-3100 on or before June 19, 2015. For more information on this event, visit


Lesson 1 will focus on equipment, casting, and proper fishing handling techniques. Participants will receive hands-on instruction and help teach youth anglers and families basic fishing skills. This lesson will teach participants how to properly and safely cast a spin cast fishing pole, parts of a fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish.


Lesson 2 will focus on how to properly tie a fishing knot and bait a hook. In this lesson, participants will receive hands-on instruction on how to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure a variety of baits to various types of hooks.


Note: The following day (Wednesday, 6/24/15), Bilby Conservation will be hosting an additional two lessons on the Five Common Fish of Missouri and Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations. Reserve your spot by June 19, 2015 by calling (816) 271-3100. For more information on this event, visit