Free Fish Day – Kids invited to drop a line in at reservoir

May 2022 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life

For the first time since 2019, kids are being invited out to Silverton Reservoir to take part in a free fishing day with a little assistance.

A young angler with his catch at the 2006 event.

The event, which was canceled by COVID in 2020 and 2021, will be celebrating its 25th year at Silverton Reservoir on Saturday, June 4.

The 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. event is free for kid fisher folk, with poles, bait and equipment available for those who do not bring their own. Fishing buddies will be on hand to assist with baiting hooks and unsnagging lines. Each first fish caught by a participant will be weighed, with the lucky angler earning a certificate.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Those with special needs will receive special access to the reservoir property but need to have their own personal assistant. The reservoir will be closed to the general public.

The Silverton Kiwanis will provide hot dogs and beverages. Free shuttles will stop every half hour at the Roth’s/Ratchet gravel lot, Robert Frost School, the Silverton Country Historical Museum and the Nazarene Church. The last bus will leave the reservoir at 3 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Silverton Together, the Izaak Walton League, the Kiwanis, the Silverton Lions Club, the City of Silverton and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Call Silverton Together at 503-873-0405 for more information.

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