Bedford Parks & Recreation Departments will host their annual Youth Fishing Clinic on Saturday, June 5th at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston. Event is free and open to children ages six through fourteen. Pre-registration is requested. Parents are welcome to attend with their child or children.
Events include knot tying and bait selection, fish ID and habits, boat safety, ethics and rules, casting contest, fishing, and a ride on a fire boat. Lunch is included for children participating. Parents and other siblings may purchase lunch for $3.00 per person. If you are a Cub Scout or Girl Scout you will meet either all or most all of the requirements for your fishing badge.
Event starts at 10:00 a.m. and is finished by 4:00 P.M. Please allow plenty of time to park and get to the Visitor Center as parking is not allowed there. Transportation for children from Wal-Mart in Bedford is available with prior arrangements.
Other sponsors of this event include Bedford Walmart, The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Smith Mountain Striper Club, Bedford Resource Center, Bedford Moose Lodge, Bedford Outdoor Sportsman Association, SML Marine Vol. Fire Co., Smith Mountain Moose Lodge, Saunders Vol Fire Co., J&W Trophies, Regal Medical and Bedford Kiwanis Club.
To register or for additional info, contact Bedford County Parks & Recreation at 540-586-7682 or 7683.