LDWF to Bring Get Out and Fish! Community Fishing Program to New Orleans and Jennings, LA

Release Date: 09/18/2019

Young Angler shows off channel catfish caught at Get Out and Fish! event.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation are excited to announce the addition of two new parks to the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program this fall.  LDWF has collaborated with the New Orleans Recreation District and the Jefferson Davis Parish Tourist Commission to bring the Get Out and Fish! program to Joe Brown Park in New Orleans, and I-10 Park in Jennings. To celebrate the launch of these two new community fishing sites, we will be hosting a Get Out and Fish! event at each pond. These family friendly fishing events will include a fishing tournament for all ages, various fishing activities and demonstrations, and raffle prizes!  The ponds at both sites will be stocked with 1,000 pounds of adult size channel catfish prior to the event.

Event Info:

October 26, 2019
Joe Brown Park
5601 Read Blvd 
New Orleans, LA 70127   
7:00am-12:00pm 

 

November 2, 2019
I-10 Park
100 Rue de l’Acadie
Jennings, LA 70546
7:00am-12:00pm

The first 100 youth to register for each event will receive a goody bag, and every participant will have the opportunity to enter into raffle drawings to win prizes. To pre-register for this event, or for more information visit www.wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-1. You can also follow us on Facebook @ldwfgetoutandfish.

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.

Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) also supports this program. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

For more information on Get Out and Fish! Program, contact Megan MacMenamin at mmacmenamin@wlf.la.gov or (225) 765-2375.