FWP: Anglers Wanted

By Beacon Staff

The annual “Fishing Without Barriers Day” is coming up, and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is looking for anglers to go fishing. The event provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to get out on Flathead Lake and enjoy fishing with the experts. It has been very popular in recent years with people coming from as far away as Billings and Missoula to participate. Here’s more information from John Fraley, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks:

The 16th annual “Fishing Without Barriers Day” will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 18. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Hidden Harbor provides boat-launching facilities.

There are still slots available for anglers with disabilities, especially for anglers under 18 years of age. To register, call FWP at 752-5501. The event includes a barbecue and a lake trout fish fry, as well as prizes for those invovled. Any extra lake trout will be donated to local food banks.

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