A special lottery is being held for kids interested in learning more about fly fishing. Thirty slots are reserved for the special clinic - 15 are available for the morning session that begins at 8 a.m., and another 15 for the afternoon session that begins at 1 p.m.
The beginners-only fly fishing clinic will take place on Friday, June 13, 2008 on a a half-mile section of Cold Creek at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County.
Following the clinic, kids will be able to test their new skills by fishing for rainbow trout in Cold Creek.
To apply, applicants must submit a postcard listing their name, address, phone number and date of birth. Only one postcard per applicant is allowed and no duplicates may be submitted.
Postcards should be sent to: ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840, Attention: Youth Fly Fishing.
Successful applicants will receive an assigned session. Permits are non-transferable. All anglers must be age 16 or younger by the date of the session and be accompanied by a non-fishing adult.
For information on Ohio's fishery resources, call (800) WILDLIFE (1-800-945-5433)