Children and families will get to spend some quality time in the great outdoors on Saturday, July 16, at the Neal Taylor Nature Center’s Free Kids’ Fishing Workshop up at Cachuma Lake. From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., experienced fishers will be teaching children, youth, and their parents different fishing techniques, such as fly-fishing, how to figure out when and where the fish will bite, what bait they’ll take, and so on. The event is free, although it costs $10 per vehicle for parking.
“The biggest part of the workshop is appreciation for what we have here,” explained Julie McDonald, the nature center’s executive director. “The expert fishermen and women have to understand the different kinds of fish in the lake. It’s important to understand the wildlife at Cachuma.”
If you’re 16 or older and planning to come back and fish at the lake, you must have a fishing license, but one is not required for this event. Parents may stay and listen or return at the end of the workshop. It will be hosted on the lawn by the lake, and all of the necessary equipment will be provided. All you really need to bring is a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, and a healthy appetite for learning. Happy fishing!
Preregistration is advised. See clnaturecenter.org or call (805) 693-0691.