RALEIGH, N.C. (May 7, 2012) – Take a kid fishing and help instill a lifelong love of the sport at one 40 free kids’ fishing events held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2012.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited, Bass Pro Shops and the U.S. Forest Service, is supporting these fishing events, which are scheduled from late May through early June throughout the state.
Young anglers registered at any fishing event are eligible to enter a statewide drawing for prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop, located 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-