Posted on Thursday March 17, 2016
Fishing Poles Available At Higginsville Library!
Work Phone: (660) 641-3347
Operation Game Thief Hotline: (800) 392-1111
Fishing Pole Loaner Program at Higginsville Library! - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has donated 12 fishing poles and three tackle boxes to the Robertson Memorial Library. This equipment is available for checkout which is as simple as checking out a book. MDC has donated fishing poles to select libraries across the state in an effort to assist families in enjoying Missouri’s great outdoors. These fishing poles are kid-friendly and easy to use. Tackle boxes include hooks, bobbers, pliers, a fish Identification guide, instructions on how to tie a hook, and more!
There are several lakes nearby that provide great opportunity, whether you’d like to catch your dinner or enjoy catch-and-release fishing. The Higginsville City Lakes are just east of Higginsville near the airport. Higginsville has recently renewed their agreement with the department and have installed two new restrooms, a new boat launch convenience dock, and a new covered fishing dock that is ADA accessible. These lakes are an excellent location for catching crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. A state fishing license as well as a city permit is required of Missouri residents age 16-64 to fish at the city lake. The city user permit can be purchased at City Hall or at Wal-Mart and costs range from $1.50 for a single day pass to $11.25 for an annual pass for the entire family. These fees are required of city lake users and all money received from permit sales are used to maintain the roads and facilities at the city lake. This means a safe and clean environment to take your family. So visit the Robertson Memorial Library, check out a fishing pole and your favorite book (mine is A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold), and enjoy Missouri’s great outdoors.
Visit www.mdc.mo.gov to find places to fish, tips and information on how to fish, and Discover Nature Fishing classes near you, and much more!