Event Set for Potential Fishing Education Volunteers

In conjunction with North Dakota’s Free Fishing Weekend, the state Game and Fish Department is holding a special event for potential fishing education volunteers on Saturday, June 3 at the agency’s Bismarck headquarters office.

“We are looking for volunteers for a variety of programs,” Jeff Long, Game and Fish fishing education coordinator said. “We will have some current volunteers helping public visitors to our fishing pond that day, so it’s a good time for potential volunteers to stop out and see what it’s all about.”

Volunteers will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide basic supervision, like baiting hooks and removing fish. The event is open to the public, and poles and bait are provided to people who don’t have their own equipment.

Because it is Free Fishing Weekend, resident adults age 16 and over do not need a fishing license if they want to participate.

The fishing pond at the Game and Fish headquarters at 100 N. Bismarck Expressway is open to public fishing from sunrise to sunset daily.

For more information, contact Long at 328-6322, or email jrlong@nd.gov.