on Jun 01, 2012 02:01 PM • Views 4408
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

VALDESE, N.C. (June 1, 2012) — The children’s fishing event, Fun Fishing at the Falls at McGalliard Falls Park in Burke County, originally scheduled for June 2, has been rescheduled for June 9 at 9 a.m.

According to event coordinator Joey Lindsay of the Valdese Recreation Department, the fishing event was postponed because of recent storms, which have the creeks overflowing the bank.

The Fun Fishing at the Falls fishing event is one of 35 that get under way tomorrow to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week 2012. Supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited, Bass Pro Shops and the U.S. Forest Service, these fishing events provide opportunities for young anglers to learn fishing basics, such as casting, knot-tying and tackle selection.

 Participants registered at any listed event will be entered into a statewide, random drawing to win 152 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.

Bass Pro Shops is donating 50 fishing-related prizes, such as tackle boxes, rod-and-reel combos and fishing line, while the Wildlife Commission is donating another 100 prizes 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.