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Fishing fair moves after flooding in state park

June 05, 2013 at 10:28 AM

The Associated Press


JERSEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Flooding has forced a popular family fishing event to move to a new location this year.

The Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair will be held Saturday at the Jersey County Fairgrounds in Jerseyville. It's usually held at Pere Marquette State Park, which has experienced flooding.

The free event offers educational activities for young people who are interested in fishing. Fairgoers can learn knot-tying, fish identification, fish cleaning, casting and other skills. Each child who completes at least seven stations will receive a prize and have the chance to catch a trout.

Other highlights include dog retriever shows, a noodling demonstration and a 4,000-gallon aquarium stocked with fish found in the Illinois River

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller says volunteers and sponsors make the event possible.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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