All children, ages 15 and younger, are invited to participate in a free fishing festival on Saturday, June 9 at Princess Pine 4-H Camp on Lake Thomas. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. and will go until 1 p.m. In addition to fishing, there will be a free lunch, fish themed events, and prize giveaways.
The fish themed events include fishy activities such as: a casting contest; an interactive flowing river model table; a fish print coloring table; a Web of Life costume parade and the famous 30-foot long Forest Service salmon tent where children can sit inside the giant salmon tent for storytime.
The festival is hosted by the Stevens County 4-H and the Colville National Forest in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Free Fishing Weekend and the National Get Outdoors Day. Other sponsors include the Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club, Walmart, Hewes Marine Inc., and Raider Boats.
4-H enrollment is not required. Adults are encouraged to attend and help their children. The fishing derby is free to attend and will be held rain or shine, so plan on joining the fun.
This event helps provide youth and their families with a fun and free opportunity to spend quality time together outdoors while discovering and enjoying the exciting benefits of sport fishing and outdoor recreation. Free worms and tackle are available for those who need it.
Volunteers will be on hand to help teach children the basics of fishing, bait hooks, manage lines and generally help children catch and land fish.
This fun-filled day of fishing is held on Lake Thomas at the Princess Pines 4-H Camp, approximately 25 miles east of Colville, Washington on State Route 20 East.