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June 1, 2013

City hosts urban fishing clinic

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are offering a free fishing clinic again this year.

There will be two clinics every day, Monday through Friday. The first session is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the second session from 1 to 3 p.m. Clinics will run from June 3 through July 3.

The clinic will focus on fishing ethics, aquatic ecology and fishing techniques. Following hands-on instruction, the participants will go outdoors for a supervised fishing trip to the Veterans Park Lake.

IDNR will provide all fishing gear needed for the program and those attending the program will not need a fishing license. Anyone interested in participating in the program must register with the park office.

For more information, contact the Veterans Park office at 242-6890.

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