The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will put on a Family Fishing Program Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at M. K. Goddard State Park in Mercer County.
Families must preregister in the calendar of events at www.fishandboat.com or by calling (814) 683-5126. Participants should arrive well before the start of the program.
Family Fishing Programs teach participants how to be S.M.A.R.T. anglers; how to rig a fishing rod with bait; knot tying; rules and regulations; casting practice; and hands-on fishing. Participants are not required to have a fishing license to fish during the program. All equipment and handout materials will be supplied. Other recommended items to bring are sunscreen, water, insect repellant, rain gear, snacks and a camera.