West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

Teach Your Children to Fish

Building on last year’s success, Kids Fishing Clinics are taking place again this season. Children, ages five to fifteen, are eligible to participate. You have many opportunities to participate as these clinics run April through September, depending on the weather. The PAC Education and Programs Committee oversees our fishing days for children.


At the fishing clinic, you will receive the use of fishing rods and reels, provided by the Department of Natural Resources. Bait and instruction are compliments of our trained volunteers. These trained volunteers provide expert instruction and assistance.

 

Ten Fishing Clinics May - August 2018

 Day
 Date
 Time
Sunday
April 29
9 - 11 a.m.
Saturday
May 5 
9 - 11 a.m.
Saturday
May 19 
9 -11 a.m. 
Saturday
June 2
9 - 11 a.m. 
Sunday
June 17 
9 - 11 a.m.
Friday 
June 29 
9 - 11 a.m. 
Sunday 
July 1 
9 - 11 a.m. 
Wednesday
August 1 
9 - 11 a.m. 
Sunday 
August 12
9 - 11 a.m. 
 Wednesday
August 22 
9 - 11 a.m. 


The pond has been stocked with native fish, including a blue gill/sunfish hybrid. Large carp, pre-preserve denizens of the pond, lurk in the depths and shallows.



You are to release anything you catch as we want the newly 
stocked fish to have a chance to grow and repopulate the pond. Children will learn about native fish as well as why some fish are 
more desirable than others.



For more information, please contact Gary Morrissey 

at [email protected] .