After a two-year hiatus, the Kiwanis Kids Free Fishing Clinic returns to Moscow on Saturday.
The clinic, the 47th such event hosted by Kiwanis Moscow, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at Hordemann Pond.
The 0.7-acre pond is the centerpiece of Kiwanis Park east of Moscow. Residents can access the park and pond from East E. Street or N. Eisenhower Street across from the entrance to Good Samaritan Village.
The clinic, for ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult, will be staffed by Kiwanis club members as well as employees of the Idaho Fish and Game Department, who will have one of its “Take Me Fishing” trailers within easy reach. hand for an event. The trailer is full of free loaner gear to use during the event. No fishing license is required when the trailer is on site.
Idaho Fish and Game stocked the pond with 500 rainbow trout in mid-March, and the bulk of those fish should be available to catch Saturday.
Hot cocoa and hot coffee will be available along with some limited refreshments for children, according to Louise Regelin of Kiwanis Moscow.
Regelin said Kiwanis and the IDFG had been cautious over the past two years, choosing to cancel the clinic due to concerns over COVID-19.
The event has already attracted more than 100 attendees and Regelin hopes the clinic’s return this weekend will get residents ready to hit the water.
“The big problem is always the weather,” Regelin said. “What are we going to wake up to on Saturday?
There is rain in the forecast for Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, with high temperatures expected in the mid-40s.