Children with disabilities will have a chance to catch some fish during a fishing event July 14 at Merwin Fish Hatchery east of Woodland.
The 14th annual Merwin Special Kids Day, expected to draw more than 100 participants and their families, is sponsored by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific Power, GoPAW and PacifiCorp Energy.
The wheelchair-accessible hatchery waters will be planted with up to 3,000 trout ranging in size from 1-4 pounds. Volunteers will serve as one-on-one coaches, assisting youngsters throughout the day.
Rods, reels, tackle and T-shirts will be provided for the young angler to use and keep. A free barbecue lunch will be served, followed by fish-painting, a casting contest and other activities, said a news release.
Pre-registration for the event is preferred by July 1. To sign up a child, call toll-free 800-899-4421.