The High Plains Wildlife Association of Pierre – Ft. Pierre will be hosting its 44th annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday May 18, 2019.  The event will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Farm Island Recreation Area, on the beach east of the causeway.

No park entrance license will be required due to Open House Weekend in the statewide park system.  Also no fishing license is necessary due to free fishing weekend statewide.  Registration will open at 8:00 am and attendees are asked to park on the causeway.  GF&P will provide a fisheries presentation at 9:00.  Fishing will run from 9:30 to 11:30.

This shore fishing event is open to area youth ages 4 to 16 years of age interested in fishing or learning how to fish.  Children should bring their own fishing equipment if possible.  Live bait will be provided by Shel’s Gas Stop.

Parents are encouraged to attend, must register their children, and accompanying their child is recommended.  Soft drinks and cookies will be available throughout the event with hot dogs, chips & cold drinks served immediately following fishing.  Prizes will be awarded to 5 age groups, along with drawings for door prizes and handouts.  The event is in cooperation with SD Game, Fish & Parks and local businesses. For more info call Noel Chicoine at 280-6177.