The Youth Fishing Rodeo is a free event at Fairgrounds pond on June 6. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and fishing gets underway at 8a.m. Youth ages 16 and under may fish in the rodeo without a license. Pre-registration forms are available at most sporting goods stores in the area. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. on the day of the event, but pre-registration forms are available at most local sporting good stores. The pond has been stocked with catfish for the event.
Be sure to get to the Fairgrounds early to claim your spot by the pond as it tends to get crowded quickly. The first round of fishing for ages 9 and under starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00a.m. Ages 10 to 16 get to fish from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Youth are allowed one fishing pole per participant. Parents can assist in baiting, casting or taking the fish off the hook. Bait will be provided at no charge the day of the event while supplies last. Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Free food and drinks will be provided.
For more information about the fishing rodeo, please contact TWRA at 1-800-624-7406.