Children Enjoy Free Fishing Lesson in Struthers

Hundreds of children had a chance to catch some fish at Saturday's Hooked on Fishing event in Struthers.

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Area kids received a free fishing lesson on Saturday during an event at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers.

Mill Creek MetroParks Police Department hosted the Hooked on Fishing event.

Children learned about fishing and enjoyed the outdoors. Organizers stocked the water with 350 blue gill, hyber blue gill and large mouth bass fish.

The city of Struthers, area business and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources helped sponsor the event.

Kids received prizes through raffles and by catching fish.

“I caught one blue gill. My brothers caught two blue gills,” said John Tomaino, from Canfield.

“The kids are having a great time today. They’re enjoying it. A lot of great fishing. They’ve been fishing since 10 o’clock, starting showing up at 9 o’clock. Majority of the kids have been catching a lot of fish,” said Officer Antonio Roth with the Mill Creek MetroParks Police Department.

This was the ninth year for Hooked on Fishing. Organizers said more than 200 kids came out this year.

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