The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO is pleased to announce the return of this event in 2022. The 10th annual Kids Free Fishing Day will be held on Saturday June 4th at Chad Erickson Memorial Park in La Crosse. The local labor council is teaming up with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Boots on the Ground conservation program to host the Annual Take Kids Fishing Day from 9am to noon on Saturday June 4, 2022.
Fishing poles with reels (to keep!), bait, light picnic-style sealed snacks and drinks will be provided but participants must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.
Over 1,000 children and their parents have attended the La Crosse event since 2012. As this event coincides with Wisconsin DNR’s “Free Fishing Weekend”; adults won’t need licenses to join their children and fish on the 4th.
The bait for the fishing event is again being donated by Ace Hardware of La Crosse.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau
The first 125 children registered to attend and attending (aged 2-16) will receive a fishing rod, reel, and an outdoors goodie bag – Courtesy of the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, and Xyzpda.
The event is free but advanced registration is recommended.
For more information about the WWAFLCIO Take Kids Fishing Day or to find out how you can help or donate prizes, contact Mike Davis Jr at 608-799-1313 or email@example.com.
Face coverings and/or masks are optional for the event, please bring a face covering if you’d like to use one.