Would Your Child Like to Learn to Fish? San Bernardino County Regional Parks Can Help

By on December 9, 2018

One of the most rewarding past-times at a lake or stream is that of reeling in your first fish. Youngsters interested in learning to fish can sign-up for the opportunity at the upcoming Junior Fishing Workshop to be held at the Yucaipa Regional Park on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The San Bernardino County (SBC) Regional Parks offers their award-winning and nationally recognized Fishing Workshops each year at their five regional parks for youth from ages 7 to 15 years. Whether you are a first-time fisher person or you already know the sports but are looking for a few extra tips, this is an excellent opportunity to learn a new sport that can potentially bring you years – if not a lifetime – of a rewarding hobby.

The workshop begins with a rotation through five stations where participants learn the basic fundamentals of lake shore fishing: knot tying, casting, cleaning, cooking and additional points. Following the stations rotation, participants can participate in a two-hour open fishing session where all tackle and equipment are provided.   

All youth participants must be accompanied by an individual adult chaperon (who must remain on the premises for the duration of the program.) The Junior Fishing Workshops are limited to 100 students per workshop. The cost for the Junior Fishing Workshops is $10 per child (which must be paid in advance of the class) and a $10 vehicle fee applies which can be paid at the parking gate upon arrival. A fishing license is not required for this workshop.

All students must pre-register at least five days in advance of the workshop on a first come, first served basis. The SBC Regional Parks Junior Fishing Workshop registration form is available at: https://cms.sbcounty.gov/Portals/1/20182019JFW%20Reg%20FORM.pdf?ver=2018-11-13-124120-470.