Mark Twain Lake, May 23, 2016 – In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will host Kid’s Fishing Day on Saturday, June11, 2016 for children five to twelve years of age. Participation will be limited to the first 25 children who register in advance at Mark Twain Lake Project Office by calling (573) 735-4097 or by stopping by the office on Rt. J north of the Clarence Cannon Dam. Registration will begin Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7 a.m. No groups larger than four may register at any one time. Only those registered will be allowed to participate due to limited space.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frank Russell Recreation Area. The Missouri Department of Conservation will provide fishing equipment. Experienced anglers will instruct young anglers on basic fishing techniques. Prizes for participation will be furnished by Hannibal Wal-Mart, Hobbie Hut, South Fork Resort, Route J Market, Buckman’s Convenience Store and 154 Marine. Hickman’s IGA, Ruba’s General Store and C & R Grocery will provide lunch.
Release no. 16-025