Learn To Fish At The Annual Kids Fishing Clinic

If your child has ever wanted to learn how to fish--or if you've ever hoped to coax your reluctant child into partaking in your favorite pastime--Quail Lake is hosting the perfect event.

The Kids Fishing Clinic is being held at the popular southwest side fishing hole from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will be at the lake to teach fishing basics, which include casting techniques, knot tying, how to identify different types of fish, and fishing ethics.

"This is a great opportunity and get out there with friends and family and give fishing a try," wildlife official Bret Mathers said in a release sent by CPW. "Quail Lake is a great place for families to catch fish. We will provide the poles, the bait, and instruction. All you have to do is reel 'em in," he said.

The first 500 kids to show up will also get a free fishing rod and reel. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. No fishing license is necessary for kids under the age of 16.

If your child is interested, but you don't have a fishing license, no need to worry--it's "Free Fishing Weekend" in Colorado, so the license requirement is waived for people over the age of 16.

Quail Lake is located near the World Arena, off Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard in Colorado Springs. Parking is limited around the lake, but there is free parking available across the street at the ATMEL parking lot, 1150 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.