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Science and the Environment

Fishing Event this Weekend is Just for Girls

Tim Engleman

The Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources are hosting Women’s Fishing Day at Bennett Spring Park on Saturday, September 29.

The free event, for women and girls of all ages, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the park near Lebanon, and a portion of the fishing area in Zone 2 will be reserved for the female anglers.

Volunteers, including members of the Capital City Fly Fishing Club, will host how-to seminars on fishing, fly casting, cleaning and cooking fish between 11 and 2.

Women are encouraged to take their own equipment, but a limited number of loaner equipment will be available.  

For more information, call MDC’s Bennett Spring Hatchery Manager Ben Havens at 417-532-4418, ext. 1062 or e-mail For more information on fishing at Missouri trout parks, visit MDC online