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Free spring break fishing event kicks off at Freedom Park Pond

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 19:45:04-04

BURLEY, Idaho — Magic Valley Fish and Game staff are hosting a Take Me Fishing trailer event for families. The free community event is Tuesday, March 22 at Freedom Park Pond. Fishing equipment and bait is available for those who need it.

Anglers borrowing fishing equipment who are 14 years old and older can fish without a license during the event, according to Idaho Fish and Game.

Idaho Fish and Game made sure Freedom Park Pond was stocked with fish for Tuesday’s event. They added around 1000 catchable sized fish to the pond.

Anglers of all ages and experience levels came out to soak up the sun and enjoy the great outdoors.

“While today is a one day fishing opportunity, the goal is, let’s get out, let’s have fun this summer, go fishing, take advantage of what we have here in Idaho,” said Terry Thompson, Regional Communications Manager for Idaho Fish and Game.

The free fishing opportunity is held annually when kids are off from school for spring break.

“This community does do a really good job at having places like this for families to go… Freedom Park is one of the best places in the spring and early summer to fish here,” said Robert Gould, angler.

For some, fishing is a family tradition.

“My grandpa invited me and I thought it would be fun,” said 12-year-old Alacyn Brown.

Sometimes the greatest catch, is getting to spend time with family.

“I want to get them to learn how to fish. My dad learned me how to fish like this… I like fishing with my grandkids,” said Joe Sibbett, local school bus driver and angler.