If you catch it, you have to touch it

June 3, 2012 • Local News

Youngsters try their luck during the Kids Free Fishing Clinic at the Roswell Walmart, Saturday morning. Mark Wilson Photo

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish provided children a chance to catch a catfish Saturday at the Roswell Walmart, offering hands-on activities in aquatic education on Free Fishing Day, a statewide annual event that allows residents without a fishing license to fish all day long throughout New Mexico.

With help from Walmart, Sam’s Club and Sunrise Optimist Club, Game and Fish set up four instructional stations at its clinic, free to kids under the age of 12. At the stations, children learned the basics of how to cast and reel a fishing rod, how to tie knots, and also participated in fun activities like fish painting. After completing the first few stations, kids tested their new skills at a pool filled with about 200 Login to read more

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