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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: June 6, 2007
Contact: Toni Fuller, Kitsap County recreation coordinator
Phone: (360) 337-5370
No. 07-42

Kitsap County Parks and Recreation’s inaugural “Take Me Fishing” event on June 16 is a “sell-out”

Thanks to the generous donations of several organizations, businesses and community groups, 300 lucky Kitsap County children 5 to 14 years old will get a hands-on lesson on fishing with a free Zebco rod and reel while wearing a “Fishing Kids” tee shirt at the Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department’s “Take Me Fishing” event on Saturday, June 16, 9 am – 2 pm at Island Lake County Park, 1087 NW Island Lake Road in Poulsbo.

The “Take Me Fishing” initiative’s goal is to introduce and encourage youths and adults to enjoy recreational boating and fishing. Groups of 60 children at a time will fish every 45 minutes, guided by plenty of knowledgeable volunteers.

Kitsap County Parks and Recreation partnered “Catch a Special Thrill” (CAST) for Kids Foundation to win a grant for fishing tools and training materials from the Recreation Boating and Fishing Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Other local sponsors who have helped made the event possible include the Kitsap Poggie Club, Long Lake Bass Club, Kitsap County Stream Team, Kitsap County Marine Patrol, North Kitsap Trout Unlimited, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Costco, West Marine, Kmart and corporate sponsors, Zebco, Eagle Claw and the Washington Bass Federation.


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Officer, 
call Clarence Moriwaki at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014