on Jun 06, 2014 10:42 AM • Views 2044
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 5, 2014) – If you’re looking for something fun — and free — to do this weekend, check out this list of kids fishing events being held this weekend and next weekend throughout the state.

The events, celebrated as part of 2014 National Fishing and Boating Week, are supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service.

Participants registered at any listed event will be entered into a statewide drawing to win more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes fishing privileges in freshwater and saltwater, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston. The first prize is a lifetime freshwater fishing license, donated by the N. C. State Council of Trout Unlimited.

Neuse Sport Shop is donating fishing-related prizes, such as tackle boxes, rod-and-reel combos and fishing line, while the Wildlife Commission is donating prizes as well any of which would be a perfect addition to a young angler’s tackle box. Local sponsors for many events will provide prizes and gifts to registered participants as well. 

The Commission will conduct the drawing for the prizes in late June. The names of winners, as well as their prizes, will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org.

Find a fishing event near you or visit the fishing page for more information on fishing in public, inland waters.