Bloomington fishing

Reel in prizes at kids fishing fair

Do you know any young anglers or fishing fans? Children of all fishing abilities can compete for prizes at the Michael John Mathiason Memorial Bloomington Kids Fishing Fair. Young outdoor enthusiasts will love the chance to go fishing at Bush Lake.

Children up to age 12 can reel in trophies for the biggest catch of the day for four fish species. Free bait and fishing demonstrations add to the fun at West Bush Lake Park, 9140 East Bloomington Road.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., June 1. Kids must bring rods and reels. (Some loaner rods and reels will be available.) No fishing license is required but children must be accompanied by an adult.

The 27th annual event is sponsored by the Bloomington Optimists Club, Bloomington Parks and Rec and Izaak Walton League. For more information visit or call 952-594-2859.