Kids Fishing Day at Roaring River a roaring success, quality family day

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
James Brannon III, 2, left, and his brother Jay Dene, 5, of Rogers, Ark., help their grandfather, Jay Dene Brannon, Sr., get supplies out of his tackle box Saturday during Kids Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park. The boys' mother said it was the first time for them to go fishing, and with all three generations enjoying the day together, it was a special family event to be remembered. Julia Kilmer/

Kids Fishing Day was held Saturday at Roaring River State Park Saturday.

Volunteer Mike Butcher helps young angler Quentin Hall, 10, of Columbia, get his fishing pole ready, at one of the bait and tackles set up during Kids Fishing Day, which was held Saturday at Roaring River State Park. The volunteers provided fishing poles, bait and tackle and instruction to children who didn't have all the equipment needed to fish, which is a joint partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Department of Natural Resources, and the park, Butcher said. As of 4 p.m., nine out of 100 lunker fish stocked had been caught so far. Julia Kilmer/
Brendin Shephard, 7, of Pierce City, ran to the volunteer bait and tackle table, excited as he could be, to show them the very feisty fish he caught and was working hard to keep a hold of. Shephard caught the fish with the help of volunteer William Charlesworth of Springfield, during the Kids Fishing Day event Saturday at Roaring River State Park, who, shortly before, was showing Shepherd proper casting technique and fishing tips. Julia Kilmer/
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