POINT PLEASANT — More than 200 people registered for the 23rd annual Parent/Child Fishing Rodeo sponsored by the Mason County Family Resource Network.
Greg Fowler, of FRN, said it he was pleased with the large turnout of families for the event.
The mission of the fishing rodeo is to give families the opportunity to do something together that’s free. The day of the rodeo, fishing without a license was permitted and several prizes were given out to some of those who participated in various age groups.
A list of prize winners, by group, appears below:
Zero – 5 age group – Easton Courts, smallest fish, Katie Fetty, largest fish, Austin Gray, the most fish; 6-10 age group – Cyleigh Barger, smallest fish, CJ Sparks, largest fish, Katie Jonson, most fish; 11-15 age group – Weston Higginbotham, smallest fish, Caleb Higginbotham, largest fish, Emily Edmonds, most fish; 16-20 age group – Cody Brewster, smallest fish, Brian Gillispie, largest fish, Joshua Meadows, most fish; Adult group – Rose McDonald, smallest fish, David Hagley, largest fish, David Wood, most fish.
There were three contest rules, including fish must be caught on hook and line, the fish must be game fish (no minnows or shad), and the fish must be alive.
In addition to the fishing, several organizations were on hand with information on health and local programs. The Mason County Health Department served hot dogs, and M&G Polymers offered water.
Pictures of the winners appear inside this edition.
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