There is a great opportunity coming up Thursday, July 12th for those who want to learn how to take part in one of America’s greatest past times. Larry Pate is an outdoor education specialist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and says they are hosting a Family Fishing Night.
Pate says, “Family Fishing Nights are a riot. We invite families out. If they are beginners we teach them from the beginning how to fish. If they are a little more advanced we just help them get going for the day. We supply them with loaner tackle and bait and get them on the way to fishing.”
Pate says they love to have mothers and fathers come out who have said they did this as a child and now they want their child to learn. It is important to pass this on to the next generation.
Governor Pete Ricketts is even getting into the act. Pate says, “He is an advocate of the outdoors. He is just a wonderful fellow. He came last year and helped children fish, takes pictures and gives encouragement just like all the other volunteers. Last year he was just right there helping kids take fish off of hooks, baiting hooks. He is that kind of guy.”
The Family Fishing Night runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and Governor Ricketts will arrive at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Halleck Park Lake at 600 E. Halleck St. in Papillion. Those 16 and older will need a valid fishing permit.