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The Altamont Lions Club is hosting a Fishing Rodeo at Mathias Lake, two miles east of Altamont on IL RT 40 on Saturday, June 7. Children through the age of 14 are invited to participate from 8am-Noon. No fishing permits needed. This is the observation of Illinois Free Fishing Days in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources the Division of Fisheries.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources any many volunteers will help in the event of fun and games and free lunch will be provided.
Adults must accompany children 9 years and younger. Items children need to bring: suntan lotion, fishing gear and bait, sunglasses, lawn chairs and rain gear if necessary. If you do not have fishing gear there will be some poles available and bait provided.