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Free Family Day Prepares Kids for Fishing Season

Published: April 05, 2016

Springfield, Ore. - Travel Lane County invites kids and their families to enjoy a morning of hands-on activities and learning focused on fishing in the local region.

What: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Kids' Adventure Club Spring Family Day

When: Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon

Special Guests: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Cascade Family Flyfishers and City of Eugene Recreation Department.

Activities: Fish biologists and experts from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, the City of Eugene Recreation staff and the  Cascade Family Flyfishers will teach kids how to cast, reel and identify fish. Hands-on knot and fly-tying activities, as well as a stream simulator will provide a variety of lessons on fishing, streams and habitats. Cabela's is providing several fishing rod/reel combinations and fishing gear that will be given away throughout the event. 

Guests will also learn about ideal family fishing venues for first-time anglers, fishing gear and upcoming family fishing events. Kids can also make a variety fishing-themed crafts, including colorful, functional lures. Complimentary juice, coffee and snacks will be served.

Kids' Adventure Club Events: Travel Lane County hosts quarterly Family Day events focused on seasonal, family-friendly recreation, activities and events throughout the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Families can sign up for Kids' Adventure Club e-newsletters, event calendars and special invitations at Eugene, Cascades & Coast Kids' Adventure Club.

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center is located at 3312 Gateway St., in Springfield, in the Crossroads Center between Michaels and Best Buy. For more information, contact Travel Lane County at (541) 484-5307.

Contact:  Andy Vobora, Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County

(541) 743-8770; (800) 547-5445;

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $609.9 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2014.