River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a Junior Ranger Angler Program on Saturday October 12 at Rouge Park, Detroit, Michigan.
Programs will be held from 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1pm – 3:00pm on the day listed above. Fishing rods, tackle, life vests, and an experienced angler will be present on site free of charge. Target age range is 7 – 17 years old, though exceptions for participation in the program can be made. Anyone older than 17 will need a valid Michigan fishing license. Participants should dress in layers, bring a water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, and other sun protection. All participants under 17 years old will need an adult chaperone. Severe weather will cause us to seek shelter and perhaps cancel.
Participants will learn basic knot tying and casting techniques, how to catch and release properly, common fish identification, the history of fishing in the region, and about stewardship of the environmental resources that preserve the fish population in the area.
AGE: This Program is designed for youth ages 7 to 17. Exceptions may be left to the discretion of the program leader. Anyone older will need a Michigan fishing license.
SEVERE WEATHER: The Junior Ranger Angler Program will go on rain or shine. However, in the event of thunderstorms or other severe weather we will have children seek shelter and either wait out the storm or cancel.
There will be no smoking or drinking of alcohol at this program.
Participants will need to follow directions of guides and volunteers.
GEAR YOU SHOULD BRING
Dress in layers; weather near water can be different than it is at home.
Baseball cap or sun hat.
All fishing poles and tackle will be available by River Raisin National Battlefield.