Conservation program teaches fishing skills, relaxation

The weather co-operated well, perhaps bringing more families Saturday to the Missouri Conservation Department’s annual Kids’ Fishing program behind the department’s Jefferson City headquarters. “We’ve got some great fishing ponds here at the Conservation Department headquarters,” Fisheries specialist Andrew Branson said Saturday morning.

He oversees programs that “help people learn how to fish,” he explained, adding: “We’ve got some people who have never fished before — and this is a good way to come out and learn the basics.” Brittany Baldwin, of Jefferson City, brought her son, Kayden, almost 5, to the event, “just to have an opportunity for our family to have some time to spend together and be active in beautiful Missouri.”

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