Pulaski event to help kids get hooked on fishing
For the third straight year children in the New River Valley will be given an opportunity to get hooked on hooking fish thanks to the effort’s of Pulaski’s Kid’s Fishing Day committee.
The group will hold its third-annual Kid’s Fishing Day Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mountains Council Boy Scout Reservation, Camp Powhatan, in Hiwassee.
Committee chairman David Keener said the camp’s 21⁄2-acre lake will be stocked with 1,000 pounds of trout, including 100 pounds of fish in the 3- to 5-pound range.
He added that the two largest catches of the day will be rewarded with a free mounting of the fish.
While fishing is the main focus of the day, Keener said the group was bringing in a few inflatable games to entertain younger children.
Lunch will be provided starting at 11 a.m. by Dublin’s River of Life Church.
According to Keener, 311 children participated in 2011 event and he expected this year’s numbers to be considerably larger.
As of Monday, he already had 408 participants preregistered and said he expects that number to continue rising, something the chairman of the 15 member committee couldn’t be happier about.
“It’s a lot of hard work, but when you see those kids catch those fish and the grins don’t go off their face all day, it makes it all worth it,” Keener said.
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