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Free fishing classes coming up in Oklahoma City

Outdoors Notebook: Fishing classes for families at Arcadia Lake; Chickasha archer wins national crown; Military Appreciation Shoot on Saturday; Landowners can receive help with deer management; Noodling tournament June 1 in Durant
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: May 18, 2013

Fishing classes for kids

Free summer fishing classes for kids begins June 8 in Oklahoma City.

Offered by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, anglers ages 5 to 15 are eligible. Classes are scheduled throughout the summer at various locations.

This year's classes begin June 8 at the newly-opened South Lakes fishing pond located in South Lakes Park, SW 119 and Meridian.

The rest of the summer schedule will be June 15 and July 13 at Metro Tech Springlake, NE 36th and Springlake Drive; June 22, July 6 and Aug 3 at Edwards Park Lake, 1515 N. Bryant; July 20 at Crystal Lake, SW 15 and MacArthur and Aug. 18 and Dolese Youth Park, NW 50 and Meridian.

Fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided. Reservations are required for the classes and students must be accompanied by an adult.

To register, visit or call 316-3474.

Fishing classes for families

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is holding family fishing clinics this summer at Arcadia Lake in Edmond.

The classes are free and designed for the entire family, both adults and kids. Participants will learn how to tie knots, cast, and other basic fishing lessons before getting to fish in a stocked pond.

All bait and equipment are provided. No fishing licenses are required.

Classes will be held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night beginning from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. most of the summer. The first classes are scheduled this week. To register, call the Wildlife Department at 521-3855.

Chickasha archer wins national crown

Riane Tuthill, a fifth-grader at Chickasha, won a national championship last weekend at the National Archery in the Schools tournament in Louisville, Ky.

Tuthill was the top scorer for fifth grade girls in the archery shoot, scoring 287 out of possible 300.

Mitchell Ritter, a sixth-grade student at Ringling, finished second in the boys' sixth grade division, scoring 291.

Madeline Waggoner of Wayland Bonds Elementary in Moore placed fifth among fifth-grade girls with a score of 281.

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