Getting Kids Fishing
Ranger Chris HannafordA free youth fishing rodeo will be held at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake on Saturday, October 23.
The rodeo, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, is for children ages 15 and younger. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The event will conclude with free hot dogs for the youngsters.
The Education Center pond will be stocked with catfish for this youth activity. Young anglers should bring their own fishing equipment, bait, and stringer.
Fishing rodeos are an ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends for a memorable morning of fishing fun.
The NMFH is located off I-55 at the Enid Exit 233 east. For more information contact Sherry Hazlewood, MDWFP Fishing Rodeo Coordinator, at 601-562-9696 or the NMFH Education Center, at 662-563-8068.