RALEIGH — Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes, including two lifetime licenses, at one of more than 40 kids’ fishing events being conducted across the state.
The Yadkin County event is scheduled for June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yadkin County Park, behind the YMCA.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, is supporting these fishing events as part of this year’s National Fishing and Boating Week.
The grand prize in the random drawing is a lifetime sportsman’s license. The license, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston, includes freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges. The first prize, donated by Trout Unlimited, is a lifetime freshwater fishing license. The Commission is donating an additional 100 prizes, such as fishing towels, playing cards and mini-tackle boxes. Local sponsors for many events will provide prizes and gifts to registered participants as well.
The Wildlife Commission will conduct the drawing for prizes at the end of June and will publish a list of winners on its website, www.ncwildlife.org, in July. The agency also is stocking fish at many sites before the events to give participants a better chance of catching fish.
“The commission is stocking fish, such as trout and channel catfish, in support of many of the events surrounding National Fishing and Boating Week,” said Christian Waters, chief of the agency’s Inland Fisheries Division. “We are very grateful to everyone — from sponsors Neuse Sport Shop and Trout Unlimited to the many cooperators who are hosting a kids’ fishing event — for making these events possible. We couldn’t do it without them.”
For more information on freshwater fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s Fishing page or call the Inland Fisheries Division, 919-707-0220.
For more information about National Fishing and Boating Week 2017, visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s website, www.takemefishing.org.