Sign-Ups Open for Kids Fishing Festival

Let’s go fishing…at the Columbia Springs Kids’ Fishing Festival on Saturday, May 6. It’s a whole day of family fun with kids’ activities, a barbecue lunch, and fishing for kids ages five to 14. Participants are given a free fishing pole with tackle and are guaranteed to catch a trout to take home. Other activities include crafts, games, catching water-bugs, and a scavenger hunt.

The event starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at 2 p.m., and participants need to sign up for a specific hour to fish. The 9 to 10 a.m. hour is reserved for children with special needs. The remaining hours are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m., and 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there are activities for your family to enjoy anytime during the day.

Registration is required for participation; registration closes on Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $7 per person when you purchase your tickets online before the event or $9 cash or check at the door. Scholarships may be available for families of children who receive free or reduced lunches at school. Tickets include a BBQ lunch with hamburgers and hot dogs!

Columbia Springs is located at 12208 SE Evergreen Highway in Vancouver. For more information or to register, call 360-882-0926, email, or visit

Above image: a young lady closely examines her slippery catch during the 2016 Kids’ Fishing Festival

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