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"Kids to Fish" Gear Loaner Program in Full Swing Again This Year
Monday, July 14, 2014
Fishing - Region 6
This news release was archived on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year.

The “Kids to Fish” program lets youngsters check out fishing rods and reels and basic tackle at 48 different sites across Montana’s Hi-Line. Nationally known rod and reel manufacturers and tackle 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 program sustainable. New loaner sites have been set up this year at the Ag Land Co-op store in Wolf Point and the Tire-Rama store in Rudyard.

Youngsters are required to sign out the equipment and return it in good working order within a reasonable amount of time. About 400 of the fully-rigged rods are available for free public use.

Fishing rods and tackle are currently 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 County Market

HINSDALE

·         Gouse Engraving & Gun Sales

SACO

  • R & C’s Daily Grind

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

·         Tire-Rama store

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

·         Fraser School

WOLF POINT

  • Cenex West station
  • Ag Land Co-op store

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