Kids Fishing Day returns next month | Community


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The 13th annual Floyd County Kids’ Fishing Day will return next month after a two-year hiatus to give young Floyd anglers a free chance to catch up to six trout.

Outdoor and family fun is sponsored by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Children 13 and under are welcome to fish at Little River in the Thunderstruck area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Participants must bring their own equipment, including bait and tackle.

Adults are not permitted to fish and are required to accompany their children at all times. Adults can help by baiting the hook or removing the fish from the line.

There is a limit of six fish per child, and all fish must be weighed before rewards are given out for the largest trout caught by anglers in three categories: five and under, six to 10, and 11 to 13 years old.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and registration on May 7 will last from 9am to 10:30am. A complimentary lunch will be provided at noon, and alcohol or swimming is not permitted at the event. Donations for lunch are accepted.

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Registration forms are available at Floyd Schools and Floyd Dispatch, at the back of the Floyd Courthouse. Completed registration forms can be returned to the FCSO or the child’s school by May 2.


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