RALEIGH, N.C. (May 3, 2019) –
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the U.S. Forest Service, will sponsor more than 30 kids’ fishing events across the state in May and early June.
The events are being held in support of National Fishing and Boating Week. Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes at each event, including a statewide drawing for a unified lifetime license. The license, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston, includes both fishing and hunting privileges. Additionally, kids can enter to win a lifetime inland fishing license, donated by Triangle Fly Fishers.
The Commission will donate an additional 100 prizes, such as fishing rod and reel combos, towels, playing cards and mini-tackle boxes. A final drawing for the prizes will be conducted at the end of June with a list of winners published on ncwildlife.org in July. Local sponsors may also provide prizes and gifts at fishing events to registered participants.
The Commission will also stock fish at many sites before the events to give participants a better chance of catching fish. For more information about National Fishing and Boating Week, visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s website at takemefishing.org.
Credit: Ryan Kennemur