West Ridge Nature Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

Teach Your Children to Fish

Building on last year’s success, Kids Fishing Clinics are taking place again this season. Children, ages five to fifteen, are eligible to participate. You have many opportunities to participate as these clinics run April through September, depending on the weather. The PAC Education and Programs Committee oversees our fishing days for children.

At the fishing clinic, you will receive the use of fishing rods and reels, provided by the Department of Natural Resources. Bait and instruction are compliments of our trained volunteers. These trained volunteers provide expert instruction and assistance.

For more information, please contact Gary Morrissey

at [email protected] .

The pond has been stocked with native fish, including a blue gill/sunfish hybrid. Large carp, pre-preserve denizens of the pond, lurk in the depths and shallows.

You are to release anything you catch as we want the newly

stocked fish to have a chance to grow and repopulate the pond. Children will learn about native fish as well as why some fish are

more desirable than others.