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      Fun day of fishing for families this weekend

      <p>The Missouri Department of Conservation Office in Kirksville is inviting families for an afternoon of fishing fun on Saturday as part of the Conservation Keepers program.</p><p> </p>

      Ever want to teach your child how to fish? this weekend is the perfect opportunity to do so.

      The Missouri Department of Conservation Office in Kirksville is inviting families for an afternoon of fishing fun on Saturday.

      It's all part of the Conservation Keepers program they hold one Saturday a month.

      Parents and kids will practice basic fishing skills such as knot tying and casting. Then finish up the program by fishing in a stocked pond.

      "Missouri has a strong tradition of fishing, it's a heritage. We have great location sights to go fishing and so we want to keep encouraging people to continue fishing with their families in Missouri," said Amanda Moore of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

      You can bring your own equipment to the event or borrow from the conservation department. fish bait will be provided.

      The event will take place from 1-2 p.m.

      All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.