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Rescheduled: 2024 Spring Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation has rescheduled the date of its 2024 Spring Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park due to the chance of thunderstorms. The new date for the Spring Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park (37 Lake Julian Road) is Saturday, May 11 from 8-11:30 a.m.  

Participants who have already registered for the tournament can either request a refund for their registration fee, or they will automatically be registered for the rescheduled event on May 11, without the need for further action.  

This event is for youth ages 15 and under. Young anglers will be divided into three age brackets for the competition: 0-5, 6-10, and 11-15. Participants can win prizes for the biggest fish, the smallest fish, and the most fish caught. Each fish caught must be brought to the designated measuring station one at a time. After measurement, the fish will be released back into the lake.   

For a registration fee of $10, each young angler will receive a bucket, bait, and an assortment of snacks and refreshing beverages that will be available throughout the morning. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-up registration will be available on the day of the tournament. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. Fishing begins promptly at 8 a.m. and will end at 11:00 a.m. Prizes will be handed out at 11:30 a.m. Winners must be present to accept the prize. Prizes include a mix of fishing gear, with the grand prize being a kayak donated by FeelFree kayaks and Waterways kayaks. 

No fishing license is required for residents under 16 years old. No boat fishing is allowed for the tournament participants. All competitors must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult may not cast or reel. Only one fishing pole may be in the water per participant. Competitors are required to bring their own fishing poles and tackle. 

Get ready to enjoy moments with fellow anglers, excitement, and friendly competition!  

Before You Go:  

  • Registration is $10 and includes bait, a bucket, snacks, and refreshing drinks.  
  • Participants must bring their own fishing pole and tackle.  
  • Category winners must be present to win. 
  • Competitors must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • No boat fishing allowed.  
  • Pre-registration can be found here. 

For questions or for more information, please call (828) 684-0376 or email 


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Updated May 03, 2024 12:10 PM
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