By Justin Easley
This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue. As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.
While managing Hyrum State Park in Logan, Haramoto has experienced much success with children’s fishing clubs and would like to bring this same opportunity to East Canyon State Park.
During the fishing club, staff will introduce the children to Utah state fishing laws, as well as teach them the basics of fishing such as knot tying, baiting the hook, casting, etc.
The children will then have the opportunity on both days to use what they have learned to catch fish around the reservoir.
The reservoir at East Canyon State Park is home to several species of fish including rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, brown trout, black crappie, tiger trout, and most recently, a population of 7,000 wipers. Children will have the opportunity to cast their lines to a very healthy population of fish.
The State Park’s goal for this first year is to have 15 children sign up for the fishing club.
The club will take place once a week for two weeks starting July 29 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., and again on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The fishing club is free to all children who register, but a donation would be appreciated to keep the fishing club stocked for future use. After the fishing club ends, all equipment will be placed in our lending program for free use to families who visit East Canyon State Park.
All who are interested in having their child attend should visit www.stateparks.utah.gov and select East Canyon State Park in order to register. We hope to see you then!