The 17th Annual Parent/Child Fishing Rodeo will take place on Saturday at Point Pleasant’s Krodel Park. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m. and the fishing rodeo will officially run from 8 a.m. to noon. According to Greg Fowler, FRN executive director, a fishing license is not required to participate in the event.
“The state sets the date. (June 12) is a free fishing day throughout the whole state,” he said.
The fishing rodeo is open to everyone, including those not from Mason County. All ages are welcome to participate, but children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Age categories include 0-5 years old; 6-10 years old; 11-15 years old; 16-20 years old; and 21 and over. Prizes will be awarded in each age category for shortest fish caught, longest fish caught and most fish caught. To be eligible for prizes, fish must be caught on hook and line. Fish also must be alive and classified as a game fish. Minnows or shad will not be accepted.
Fowler expects between 250-350 participants for this year’s event. He encouraged area organizations to take part in helping with the fishing rodeo.
Those interested in volunteering or for more information on the fishing rodeo, contact Fowler at 304-593-0072.