AZGF Offering Fishing Clinics
Phoenix Parks, AZ Game and Fish Offer Free Fishing Clinics at Papago Park
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Arizona Game and Fish departments are teaming up to offer a free fishing clinic at HYPERLINK “http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/papago/index.html” Papago Park from 7 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 26.
The free clinic is designed to introduce novices and kids to fishing, so all equipment will be provided and instructors will be on hand to offer advice and assistance. Neither registration nor fishing licenses are required to participate; anglers can just join staff at the event at the park’s HYPERLINK “http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/papago/ramada/index.html” Ramada 11.
Papago is one of six Phoenix parks with lakes that are part of Game and Fish’s Urban Fishing Program, which stocks the lakes. The Papago Park lagoons will be stocked with trout the week prior to the fishing clinic, giving anglers a good chance at landing a fish.
The clinic is geared toward kids but all ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary. Six City of Phoenix parks, including Papago, have lakes that are stocked regularly as part of the state’s Urban Fishing program. The other parks are Cesar Chavez, Desert West, Encanto, Steele Indian School and Cortez.
Details on fishing at Phoenix parks are located in the Parks section of the department website at HYPERLINK “http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/index.html” phoenix.gov/parks. Information on Papago Park is located in the HYPERLINK “http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/index.html” Trails and Preserves section of the department website.