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Family Day: Fishing
June 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDTFree
Families may enjoy exploring, discovering, and learning in the natural world at this fishing event on Sunday, June 16, at Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area! Activities will include bank fishing and the opportunity to learn about proper fishing etiquette, bow fishing, different fish species, fish population sustainability, fish cleaning techniques, and how to safely consume fish.
Everyone may fish for free and without a license during the event. A limited amount of fishing poles and tackle will be available on a first come, first served basis for use during the event. Participants may bring their own fishing gear, blankets, lawn/camping chairs, and sunscreen and should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity. Light refreshments will also be available.
The event will be held Sunday, June 16, 2018, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Main Entrance of Banner Marsh SFWA, Johnson Lake, off of Route U.S. 24. Registration is not required. Admission is free; donations are greatly appreciated.
The Family Fishing Event is co-hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds, and The Emiquon Partnership. For more information, visit experienceemiquon.com or call the Museum at 309-547-3721.