MLGW and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will once again partner to sponsor the Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo. The event, which will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Johnson Road Park in Germantown, is open to children ages 6-12. The rodeo is hosted by the Germantown Parks and Recreation Department, and MLGW volunteers will be on hand to assist with a number of activities associated with the event.
Registration will take place between 7-9 a.m. A casting competition will also take place during that time period.
All Tennessee participants will be eligible to win a lifetime hunting and fishing license. A Grand Champion and a lifetime license will be awarded to the children with the most points.
Prizes will be awarded to the youth in each age group (6-8 or 9-12) with the most points (point total will be assigned to each species of fish and the child with the most points will be the winner). Random prize drawings will also be held during the event.
No fishing license is needed, but advance registration is required. Participants are responsible for their own rod, reel and bait.
Registration forms can be downloaded at www.mlgw.com/fishingrodeo and returned to TWRA at 200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson, TN, 38301. For more information, call TWRA's Region I office at (731) 423-5725.