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'Kids to Fish" Rod & Tackle Loaner Sites Being Restocked
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Fishing - Region 6
This news release was archived on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Just in time for summer, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are restocking the 48 sites in Region 6 where children and their familiers can check out free fishing rods and tackle.

The “Kids to Fish” loaner sites can be found in most communities across the Hi-Line. Nationally known rod and reel manufacturers and Hi-Line retailers D & G Sports & Western in Glasgow and Stromberg’s Sinclair and the Big R store in Havre give FWP substantial discounts that help keep the popular program sustainable.

The sturdy loaner rods come rigged with bobbers, split-shot and hooks. Youngsters are required to sign out the equipment at the site and return it in good working order within a reasonable amount of time.

FWP Region 6 aquatic education intern Hanna Kimball, a senior at the University of Montana-Western in Dillon, has been busy maintaining the gear and helping resupply the sites this month.

More than 400 fishing rods are available to be checked out from the outlets by individuals, families, organizations, church groups and schools.

“Just because someone doesn’t own a fishing rod doesn’t mean they can’t go fishing,” Kimball said. “We want as many kids as possible to be able to go out and fish, no matter where they live or what their economic status is. The many business owners and other folks who participate in the program deserve special thanks. They’re helping a lot of kids have fun this summer.”

Fishing rods and tackle are now available to check out at these locations:
 

GLASGOW

FWP Region 6 headquarters
City-County Library
Cottonwood Inn
Ezzie’s West End Conoco
Glasgow Recreation Department

FORT PECK

Downstream (Kiwanis) Campground
Fort Peck Fish Hatchery
Lakeridge Store & Tackle Shop
Fort Peck Marina
Fort Peck Interpretive Center
Rock Creek Marina

CIRCLE

Circle Country Market

HINSDALE
Gouse Engraving & Gun Sales

SACO

R & C’s Daily Grind
Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs store & café (near Nelson Reservoir)

MALTA

Phillips County Library

DODSON

Al’s Town & Country Store

FORT BELKNAP AGENCY

Kwik Stop store

HARLEM

EZ Mart store

CHINOOK

Finley’s Food Farm

HAVRE AREA

FWP Havre Office
Stromberg’s Sinclair
Hill County Library
The Walleye Tavern (near Fresno Reservoir)

GILDFORD
Gildford Mercantile

HINGHAM

Spencer’s Hi-Way Bar & Grill

RUDYARD

Sorehead Cafe

BOX ELDER

Jitter Bugs store

ROCKY BOY AGENCY

Chippewa-Cree Tribal TANF office

BIG SANDY

The Grocery Store

LOMA

Midway Mercantile

NASHUA

B&B Foods
Bergie’s ice cream store

FRASER

Boys & Girls Club

WOLF POINT

Cenex West station

POPLAR

Tribal Express store

BROCKTON

B & S Quick Stop

BAINVILLE

Bainville School (Chuck Hyatt, 769-7111)

CULBERTSON

Culbertson Library

FROID

Froid Grocery

MEDICINE LAKE

Lake Pit Stop store

PLENTYWOOD

Sheridan County Library
Ace Hardware

FLAXVILLE

Grain Growers Oil Company store

SCOBEY

Grain Growers Oil Company store
TruValue Hardware

PEERLESS

Dutch Henry’s Club

OPHEIM

Pro Co-op Ag Center