GLASGOW, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 has announced that their popular ‘Kids to Fish’ program is back this summer, allowing anglers to borrow gear and tackle for free.
FWP staff restocked and maintained over 400 fishing rods in nearly 43 different locations across the Hi-Line. This program lets anglers check out fishing rods and reels equipped with basic tackle, such as hooks, bobbers, and sinkers. Typically, eight rods are at each location, and usually a well-stocked tackle box is available to borrow and use.
The sturdy loaner rods come already rigged with bobbers, split-shot sinkers and hooks. Please keep in mind these rods are likely not cleaned or sanitized after each use. However, anglers are expected to sign out the equipment at the site and return it in good working order, if possible. Kloker reminds folks that these rods are to be brought back to the loaner location, even if damaged.
Local Havre area businesses participating in this program include the Hill County Library, Stromberg’s Sinclair, Fresno Tavern, Quality Life Concepts and the FWP Havre Office.
Other locations participating include:
- Big Sandy: The Grocery Store
- Chester: Liberty Quick Stop
- Chinook: Finley’s Food Farm
- Dodson: Al’s Town & Country Store
- Harlem: EZ Mart Store
- Hinsdale: Sweet Memories
- Loma: Pa’s Loma Mart
- Malta: Phillips County Library, Westside Conoco Convenience Store
- Saco: Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs
A full list of locations and addresses where equipment can be checked out is available on the Region 6 FWP web page.