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FINDLAY, OH -- Youth interested in learning the art of fly fishing and practicing their skills on a half-mile section of Cold Creek at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County are encouraged to enter a lottery for a youth only clinic, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

There will be 15 spots available for this popular program, which will be held on July 8, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm.

Topics covered will be elementary "bugology", nomenclature, set up, and casting. In addition to fly-fishing instruction by ODNR Division of Wildlife staff and members of the Clear Fork Chapter of Trout Unlimited, attendees will be able to test their newly acquired skills by fishing for the abundant rainbow trout found in Cold Creek. Anglers may also encounter an occasional brown trout.

To apply, applicants must submit a postcard listing their name, date of birth, address, and phone number. Each applicant must be 15 years of age or younger by the date of the clinic and be accompanied by a non-fishing adult. Postcards must be postmarked no later thanJune 10, 2011. No duplicate postcards may be submitted. Postcards should be sent to: ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840 Attention: Youth Fly Fishing Clinic.

For more information on Ohio's fishery resources, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit ohiodnr.com on the web. The Castalia State Fish Hatchery is located in Erie County off State Route 269, near Castalia.

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