Welcome to Klineline

Fishing

Join us for Klineline Kids Fishing event held annually at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park. We are expecting 500 special needs kids on Friday, April 11, and 2500 kids ages 5 – 14, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Registration begins February 1.

Presented by Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit, with lots of help and support from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Clark Public Utilities, US Fish & Wildlife, Fire District 6, local businesses, and sport fishing groups; Klineline Kids Fishing introduces kids to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and is aimed at getting more kids outdoors, involved in fishing, and aware of our natural environment.

Over a two-day period 8000 to 10,000 people will gather at Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA. to help children experience fishing, playing outside, and learning about water safety and our natural resources. To create stewards for our future fisheries we need to introduce children to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and as a way to become more aware of the outdoor environment.

Fishing Derby

Register your child by filling out the form at the link on the left of the screen. Your child will receive notification by mail of their scheduled fishing time. Be at the park a half hour early and check in at the registration table. Your child will receive a fishing rod & reel complete with terminal gear and an event t-shirt. Bait is provided also. Kids fish in 45 minute increments throughout the day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Kids are encouraged to visit and experience other hands-on activities including an archery range, and educational kiosks. Prizes are awarded for the largest and smallest fish caught in each fishing session. Bicycles are awarded hourly. Fire District 6 provides each bicycle winner with a bicycle helmet.

Work Dates

February 3___________Klineline Kids Nonprofit meeting 6 pm. WDFW Region 5 office. All are welcome.
March 15____________Rod Rack assembly and repair – 1112 NE 78th Street, Vanc., WA 98661
March 17____________Assemble 3100 goodie bags 5 – 6 pm. at 1112 NE 78th Street, Vanc., WA 98661
March 22____________We need a truck for transporting rod racks from storage to the assembly area
                               at 1112 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.
March 26 – 27________4-9 pm. Build 3100 rods & reels - 1112 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.
April 7______________Klineline Kids Nonprofit meeting at WDFW Region 5. All are welcome. 6 pm.
April 8______________Bike Assembly - 1112 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.
April 9______________Fish Nets installed in Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Park
April 10_____________7:30 – 12:00 Set Up for the event. Fish delivered to Klineline Pond.
April 11_____________7:30 – 4:00 We need 200 volunteers at Salmon Creek Park.
April 12_____________7:00 – 4:00 We need 300 volunteers at Salmon Creek Park.
                               4 pm – 7 pm We need volunteers to help with tear-down and clean up at park.
April 14_____________Clean nets at WDFW Region 5
May 5______________Klineline Kids Nonprofit meeting 6 pm. WDFW Region 5 office. All are welcome.
May 15 -16__________Decorate a float at Smith-Root for the 50th Hazel Dell Parade (May 17th).

Donate

This program continues with the generous contributions of our sponsors. We appreciate all monetary and in-kind donations. Our sponsorship form is at the link to the left of the screen. Supporters of $250 or more are encouraged to hang a banner and/or put up a booth. Selling items is not allowed during the event.

All donations should be made to Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit a 501c3 organization - #45-3764564.
Mission: “Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit was formed for the charitable purpose of assisting children, including low-income, under-privileged and disabled children to help themselves learn how to be more sustainable by being equipped and educated in the fundamentals of fishing. The Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit will facilitate further education on how to be safe while on or around bodies of water.”