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Kids fishing clinic held Saturday

 

Miranda Anderson/Daily Globe

LANDON PETERSON and JJ Grasso participate in a casting contest at the kid's fishing clinic in Bergland Saturday morning. The annual event was held by the Lake Gogebic chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow.

BERGLAND - More than 40 people attended the fourth annual kid's fishing clinic at Bergland Centennial Park Saturday morning.

The event was hosted by the Lake Gogebic chapter of Walleyes for Tomorrow, and featured a variety of activities for kids, ages 5-15.

"We usually get 40-60 kids," Sandy Piencikowski, local club member, said. "I think we need to have kids knowledgeable about fishing. It's where we live."

The clinic consisted of several 20-minute stations, including casting, bait and fish identification, boater safety and laws, minnow races and boat washing for invasive species.

A new station, "Fishing the Ottawa" with Josh Lopac, was also available this year.

The clinic was free, and attendees also received complementary lunch and a free tackle box, spinning rod and reel.

"It's our way of giving back to the community because they've been so supportive," Piencikowski said.

Future clinics are planned for the first Saturday in August.

For more information, call chapter secretary Tony Piencikowski at 920-252-0539.