Kids fish free on Saturday at Roaring River State Park

Young anglers will have opportunity to fish for free at Kids’ Fishing Day, set for Saturday at Roaring River State Park.

This event is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Roaring River Adventures.

Kids’ Fishing Day will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. At this event, an area of the park will be designated as a fishing area for youths ages 15 and under. Children in that age range can pick up free trout tags at the Roaring River Hatchery any time on May 17 and all day on the day of the event at the large tent across from the falls.

MDC staff and volunteers will be available to assist the young anglers. There will be a limited number of poles and bait available, and anglers are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Parents are welcome to assist children, too, but only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish by themselves in the reserved area.

Information about Roaring River’s Kids’ Fishing Day can be found at: https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing. com/Event/EventDetails/200070 Information about this event can also be obtained by calling MDC’s Roaring River Hatchery at 417-847-2430. People can also e-mail Jared.Ballard@mdc. or