Kankakee, IL – Kids’ Fishing Day to Kick Off Spring Trout Season at Byrd Park Quarry


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Kankakee, IL – This Saturday, the Byrd Park Quarry in Kankakee will be the bustling site of a Kids’ Fishing Day, coinciding with the beginning of the spring trout season. 

According to the organization, the Northern Illinois Anglers Association (NIAA), the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has already stocked the quarry with trout, anticipating its reopening at 8 AM tomorrow. The quarry has remained closed to preserve the stocked trout, ensuring a rewarding experience for young anglers.

The NIAA plans to offer hands-on assistance to children, especially those new to fishing, by providing necessary gear such as fishing poles, bait, and tackle. Additionally, the event will feature complimentary donuts and hot chocolate for participants. According to the organization, children interested in the event are welcome to show up at the quarry starting at 8 AM and can fish through noon. The initiative aims to cultivate an interest in fishing among children, facilitated by the provision of equipment and guidance by NIAA members.


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