West Boggs Lake Park will be hosting a family free event Saturday.
DNR's Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Daviess-Martin Joint Parks Department will host the event.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park, which is located at 16117 U.S. 231.
Coinciding with Spring Free Fishing Day, when Indiana's adult residents don't need a license to fish, but all other general fishing regulations apply, participants will get the opportunity to learn the basics of using a fishing pole, knot tying, fish biology and basic angling skills.
Participants will get to use these skills while fishing as a family.
All equipment will be provided including bait. Special presentations will be featured on aquatic invasive species from the DNR aquatic invasive species coordinator, Eric Fischer, and Adam Dumond, a DNR district forester.
DNR's Lake and River Enhancement (LARE), a program within DNR Fish & Wildlife, is sponsoring the event.
The first 40 registrants will get to participate in an outdoor cooking lesson with free lunch. Advanced registration is recommended by, today, but not required.
To register in advance, contact Ashlee Haviland at ahaviland@dnr.IN.gov, or at 317-234-8348, or Susan Harrawood at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 812-295-3421.