Kid Fish coming to Lake Fork June 4
Kid Fish has been set for June 4 at the Sabine River Authority (SRA) headquarters on FM 288 between Hwy. 154 West and Hwy. 182.
The event annually draws hundreds of kids who get to fish free with hopes of earning some great prizes.
The event is sponsored by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife and SRA. The tournament is strictly designed to promote fishing as a sport and to give children less fortunate the opportunity to get involved in the sport.
Registration is free and a meal will be provided for each child during. The tournament will open at 8 a.m.
It is a catch and release program and participants are encouraged to photograph their catches.
Contestants must be 16 years of age or younger to participate. Children under age seven must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. An official entry form must be completed for participation.
Contestants will be instructed in fishing legal limits and lengths. All fish must be caught on a pole or rod and reel. Fish caught by any other means will not be accepted and will be subject to disqualification.
Contestants should furnish a rod and reel, but if not possible a rod and reel will be provided. Participants who weigh in the catch must be the person who caught it.
Fish can be brought to the weigh station in the weigh bags provided and may be brought in anytime between 8 a.m. and the final weigh in at noon.
Prizes will be given for the largest fish in each category and age group.
Over 300 kids were able to be a part of Kid Fish last June. Wood County Sheriff Kelly Cole was pleased with that number. He said, “By the time you consider parents and guardians, we had over 600 people there. We all really had a good time and the people seemed to enjoy the day.”
First hooks in the water will be at 8 a.m. so parents and guardians are encouraged to get there early to get their children registered.
For further information, contact the game wardens or Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 903-763-2201.