(Nov. 24, 2015) - Join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, St. Bernard Parish and the St. Bernard Sportsman’s League at Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park in Chalmette on Saturday, December 12 for the next installment of our Get Out and Fish! community fishing event series. Prior to the event, the Department will stock 600 pounds of rainbow trout donated by Greer’s National Fish Hatchery.
This free event offers fun fishing activities for all ages including a mobile touch tank, casting inflatable and more. The first 100 pre-registered participants will receive a free goody bag. In addition, every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing to win prizes. The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department will provide lunch.
Fishing competition categories include heaviest rainbow trout and heaviest “other” fish. Age divisions include Little Angler (ages 8 and under), Junior Angler (ages 9-15) and Adult Angler (ages 16 and older). Anglers 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license.
Online registration is available here. Participants should bring their own gear, bait, tackle and ice chest to keep fish caught.
The Get Out and Fish! program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations.
Sponsors for the event include Hook and Line Sporting Goods, Studio Inferno, St. Bernard Sportsman’s League, St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, St. Bernard Fire Department and the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana.
For event information, contact Danica Williams at email@example.com or (504) 628-7282.
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.