Bennington Lake Kids Free Fishing Day!

Thanks to all the participants, partnering organizations, and volunteers who made this year's Bennington Lake kids fishing event a success! 

Our gratitude also to Mr. Bill Selby, who provided 60 refurbished rod and reel combos to give away.  For decades Mr. Bill Selby has collected fishing rods, reels, line, and tackle to assemble for kids. Inspired years ago by an ambitious young angler with only a stick and a short piece of fishing line, Mr. Selby is on a mission to provide kids with the gear they need to get outside and cast their hooks into the water.  It’s a special treat to watch aspiring anglers choose their fishing rods and to witness the thrill as they hook their first fish.

Do you have old or discarded fishing gear you wish to donate to this effort? We need your help! The team of friends and supporters who have scoured the yard sales and thrift stores for used equipment is steadily dwindling. A renewed supply of donated fishing gear is needed in order for Mr. Selby to continue delivering this outstanding service to our young people.

To donate your old fishing rods, contact Bill Selby directly at (509) 529-9266 or Tri-State Steelheaders at (509) 529-3543 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you for your support!         

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