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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 and older.

Contact: 708-534-8499

Location: Monee Reservoir

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An adult helping a child cast a line from shore. 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 Wednesday, April 26: 708-534-8499.


Shoreline fishing and paved trails are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request on-line no later than 48 hours before the program.