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Join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and BREC on Saturday, April 23 at the Burbank Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge for the next installment of the agency’sGet Out and Fish! community fishing event series.  Baton Rouge is the newest urban fishing location to host the event.

Prior to the event, the Department will stock 1,000 pounds of adult channel catfish to guarantee hours of non-stop fishing action.

This free event offers fun fishing activities for all ages including a mobile touch tank, casting inflatable, appearances by Robbie the Redfish and more. The first 100 pre-registered participants will receive a free goody bag.  In addition, every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing to win prizes. Lunch will be provided by the BREC Foundation and beverages by Coca-Cola of Baton Rouge.

Fishing competition categories include heaviest channel catfish and heaviest “other” fish. Age divisions include Little Angler (ages 8 and under), Junior Angler (ages 9-15) and Adult Angler (ages 16 and older). Anglers 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license.

 

Online registration is available here. Participants should bring their own gear, bait, tackle and ice chest in which to hold your catch.

The Get Out and Fish! Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations.

Previous event sites include Girard Park Pond in Lafayette, Zemurray Park Pond in Hammond and Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park in Chalmette.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.  The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at http://www.wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information on Get Out and Fish! Program, contact Danica Williams at dwilliams@wlf.la.gov or (504) 628-7282.

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