Area youth are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Valentine Lions Club for a kids’ fishing clinic at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery on May 4.

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the clinic starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Free rod/reel combos provided by the Nebraska Walleye Association and donations from other local sponsors will be handed out to the first 100 registrants.

In the morning, participants will learn about knots, casting, lures and baits, fish identification, and water and boating safety. Following a lunch by the Valentine Lions Club, kids will fish in one of the hatchery ponds stocked with rainbow trout.

Parents are encouraged to attend this free event with their kids.