Kids learn how to reel ‘em in at annual fishing event

Published March 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Mid-Valley Bass Club will be hosting the 2017 Kid’s Fishing Day at Hensley Lake on April 22 for children 15 years and under. This event is designed to spark an interest in fishing and water safety for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing experts will be on-hand to teach kids the basics of baiting, casting and reeling in the big one. The following activities are scheduled to take place during Kid's Fishing Day.

  • Bean Bag Toss

  • Life jacket musical chairs

  • Face painting - Professional DJ

  • Temporary-tattoo booth

  • Special appearance by Bobber the Water Safety Dog

  • Giant ‘Water Safety' Jenga

  • Lots of door prizes  

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Hidden View Recreation Area upper boat ramp parking lot. Fishing will run until 11:30 a.m. and the festivities will continue into the afternoon.

Guests with their own fishing poles are encouraged to bring them; the park staff will hand out loaner fishing poles, but supplies are limited. Individuals 16 years old or older must have a valid fishing license.

Fourth grade children with an authorized Every Kid in the Park™ (EKiP) voucher can exchange their voucher for their plastic EKiP Pass. This 12-month pass authorizes fourth graders and their family to visit hundreds of federal parks nationwide for free!

Contact Park Ranger Miranda Peters at 559-673-5151.

* Located near the geographic center of California, Hensley Lake is 17 miles northeast of Madera.

Paul Bruton

Release no. 17-007