Sponsored by the Town of Tazewell and the Town of Tazewell Police Department, Kid’s Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Dunford Park. Our goal is to introduce youngsters and their families to an appreciation and respect for the environment through the sport of fishing. Fishing can be an experience that is part of exploring and learning about the environment and as a result, kids appreciate it more. Another major benefit of taking kids fishing is that outdoor recreation strengthens the family as a unit and children as individuals. Fishing helps foster communication among families producing a special bond between parent and child. It also provides them with a fun enjoyable hobby that will last a lifetime. A recent survey on fishing found that if a person were not exposed to the sport by the time they were in their early teens, chances are they would never take up fishing. Many people learned to love fishing as a child and chances are there was probably one significant adult (father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or neighbor) that taught you. If you have a love for the outdoors and would like to see that tradition passed to the next generation, this is a great opportunity! Take a kid fishing because the future will be in their hands someday. And there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a youngster catch their first fish and knowing that just one moment can direct their life so profoundly.
Kid’s Fishing Day Rules
• Creek will be stocked with 125 trout the night before.
• Fishing will not start until the sound of the police car siren.
• Kids should bring their own poles.
• Parents are welcome to help their children fish but the child must participate in fishing and be involved in reeling in the fish.
From our 2014 event: