Get “Hooked on Fishing” at the Brian Pinney Memorial Fishing Clinic

PHOENIX — Get started in the heritage-rich sport of fishing for free by bringing family and friends to the Brian Pinney Memorial Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17.

Fishing licenses will not be required for this Arizona Game and Fish Department-hosted event located in Phoenix at the Hirsch Conservation Education Area.

Loaner equipment will be available and mentors will be on hand to assist.

The clinic is named in honor of the late Brian Pinney, an avid sportsman who was recognized as a leader in the wildlife conservation community. He was devoted to introducing families to fishing and hunting and preserving the outdoor heritage. This annual fishing clinic will honor his legacy and contributions to Arizona’s wildlife resources.

To get to the Hirsch Conservation Education Area, take I-17 to Carefree Hwy, head west on Carefree Hwy., and turn right into the main entrance at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (Black Canyon Blvd.) Follow the road as it curves to the left. Take the first right into a parking lot, then take your immediate right. The road will turn into dirt. Pass the Indoor Range and head toward the Hirsch Conservation Education Area. You will see a parking lot in front of the center, and a pond will be on your left.

For more information, call (623) 236-7219 with any questions.

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