Learn to fish during free program at Milliken State Park in Detroit

Program offered statewide

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Learn to fish for free at Milliekn State Park in Detroit on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

DETROIT - Learn to fish for free Saturday at Milliken State Park in Detroit during the last "Hook, Line and Sinker" program of the summer.

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The program will teach the basics of fishing, including knot-tying, setting up a pole, casting, choosing bait and removing fish from the hook. Reels and rods will be provided for those who don't have them.

The program, including use of rods, is free, but a fishing license is required for anglers older than 17. 

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Learn to fish from noon until 3 p.m. The park is at 1900 Atwater Street.

Contact Milliken State Park at 313-396-0217 with any questions.

The "Hook, Line and Sinker" program is offered at more than 30 state parks and fish hatcheries statewide. 

Below is a full list of recreation areas that offer the program. Contact the park for more information about its program schedule.

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