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First Time Fishing

Event information

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: Ages 7 or older.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve

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A child fishing along a shoreline. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Get a head start on your summer fishing adventures! Learn rod-and-reel fishing basics in this two-hour workshop covering fundamental fishing skills, including how to put together a pole, knot tying, casting and securing hooks. Safety and ethics will also be covered. In the second hour, program participants will gain hands-on experience while fishing along the shore. Everything needed for the program, including bait, will be provided.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, April 25: 815-722-4121.


Shoreline fishing and the pier are accessible from the parking lot. Youth group programming is available upon request. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.