Sports and Outdoors

Friday, April 16, 2010

Register Soon for Kid’s Fishing Derbies

Indiana DNR Release:

Children ages 2 to 14 are invited to participate in one of the fishing derbies at the three Upper Wabash Reservoirs June 5 during the statewide Free Fishing Weekend. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with fishing from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The award ceremonies follow.

Children should register in advance to participate in one of these free events.

“Each participating child goes home with a prize. There are grand prizes for the largest fish caught and prizes for each of three age categories. Each child can win only one of these large prize packages, and all will receive other prizes for participating,” said Marvin McNew, director of Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

Children will be divided into age categories 2 to 5, 6 to 10, and 11 to 14 year olds. Prizes include fishing tackle, tackle boxes, fishing rods and reels, and many others. Current sponsors include Bozarth Recreational Resort, Wal-Mart, Bud’s Fish’ N Hole, Riverside Sporting Goods, Yohe Realty, and Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Call (260) 468-2127 to register for the derby of choice. Salamonie’s Derby will be near the beach in the Lost Bridge West Recreation Area; Mississinewa’s will be at the boat ramp in the Miami Recreation Area; and J. Edward Roush’s Derby will be at the pond in the Little Turtle Recreation Area.
The standard entrance fee ($4/car Mon-Thurs; $5/car Fri-Sat-Sun; $7/car for out-of-state license plates) will be in effect when the gatehouse is open.

No comments: