Limited to 35 participants, clinic to cover all aspects of Kansas fishing
FT. SCOTT -- The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the city of Ft. Scott, and local merchants are sponsoring a women-only fishing clinic on Oct. 4 at the Ft. Scott City Lake rearing pond, located south of Ft. Scott and 3 miles west of U.S. Highway 69 on the east side of the lake. This event is for women 18 years and older and is designed to teach all aspects of fishing.

Instructors will cover fishing techniques and provide one-on-one training. Topics include application of basic fishing equipment, how to use different kinds of rods and reels, and what kinds of baits are best for certain fish. A casting contest will sharpen casting skills. There will be a segment on fish identification and explanation of where to find different species of fish. All participants will have the opportunity to catch fish, and lunch will be provided.

Women are encouraged to bring fishing equipment if they have it. For those who do not have equipment, it will be provided.

A $5 registration fee will cover the cost of the event, and each woman will go home with fishing equipment of her own. To pre-register, phone 620-431-0380 and ask for Amanda. The clinic is limited to 35 women.