First "Fish Fest" schools little anglers


Last updated 9/13/2023 at 11:18am

National Park Service employee helps a young angler figuring out the operation of a rod and reel at the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area's Fish Fest Saturday. - Scott Hunter photos

Hundreds turned out for the Fish Fest at Spring Canyon last Saturday for what Emilee Franklin hopes will become an annual event.

Franklin, and education specialist at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, said the event drew over 500 people into the park.

Five of them actually caught fish, but 175 caught free fishing poles at the event that was put on to help kids learn to fish.

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