FOUNTAIN – Local kids had a fun chance to learn to fish Saturday at Willow Springs Pond in Fountain.
The free fishing derby for kids ages 5 to 15 included demonstrations, prizes and a hotdog lunch.
Participants were asked to bring a rod, reel, and bait, but plenty of folks were on hand to help.
Officials from El Paso County Parks said along with spending time at a local park, the event brings families together for a fun outdoor experience.
Nothing like watching a kid catch their very first fish! From beginners to experienced anglers, today’s event was fun for all! Thanks to all our participants who came out, to our Parks Dept., and especially to our sponsors who make this FREE event possible! #YouthFishingDerby pic.twitter.com/7vVnGS4kya
— El Paso County PIO (@epcpio) May 11, 2019