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Kids Fishing Tournament - Sept. 24


Come on down to Lake Julian for the Kid's Fishing Tournament.The Kid’s Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The event is open to all children ages 15 and under and is sponsored by Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services.

The Kid’s Fishing Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. and is over promptly at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration for the Tournament is advised or children can register the day of the Tournament starting at 8:00 a.m. at Lake Julian Park. The cost for the Tournament is $5 per child. No fishing license is required for children under 16 years of age.

This is a Catch and Release event. Lake Julian Park will supply a bucket for each competitor’s catch. After the fish has been weighed and measured, it will be released back into the lake. Participants bring their own pole and bait. Any type of pole and bait is permitted.

Fishing is allowed anyplace inside the Lake Julian Park boundaries. No boat fishing is allowed.

All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

There are prizes galore! Children will be grouped into one of five age categories and prizes will be awarded in each of these categories. Prizes will be given for the biggest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish caught. In addition, all competitors in every age group will have an opportunity to show off their casting skill. Casting poles and targets are provided by Lake Julian Park and children can demonstrate their ability anytime during the Tournament. There are prizes for the winners of the casting competition, too!

For information about this call (828) 684-0376 or email david.blynt@buncombecounty.org.