Lots of kids got a chance to catch their first fish at the annual Fishing Experience event on Saturday, May 18 at the Old Fishing Hole in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent Parks

Lots of kids got a chance to catch their first fish at the annual Fishing Experience event on Saturday, May 18 at the Old Fishing Hole in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent Parks

Kids learn how to catch fish in Kent at the Old Fishing Hole

Annual event by city of Kent Parks, Rotary Club of Kent provides new experience

More than 130 children ages 4 to 14 participated in the free Fishing Experience event on Saturday morning, May 18 at the Old Fishing Hole in Kent.

Children learned how to fish, be safe around water and had a chance to catch one or two of the 1,850 stocked trout, according to city parks staff. The annual event occurs each spring as the Rotary Club of Kent partners with the city Parks Department.

Participants worked with their families or volunteer guides to become a master of the pond, according to parks staff. All fishing equipment was provided.

The Old Fishing Hole is at 24945 Frager Road, just south of the Meeker Street bridge and east of State Route 516.


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More than 130 children participated in the free Fishing Experience in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent Parks

More than 130 children participated in the free Fishing Experience in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent Parks

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