Get Out and Fish! launches newest community fishing site in Vidalia, LA

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and The City of Vidalia invite you to join them for an event on Saturday, May 13th at William T. Polk City Park pond in Vidalia, LA. Prior to the event, the pond will be stocked with 600 pounds of adult channel catfish. In addition, there will be numerous fishing activities for the entire family including a mobile touch tank, casting inflatable, and a chance to meet Robbie the Redfish. 


Fishing competition categories include heaviest 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). You can pre-register for this event at

The event is free, and the first 100 youth registrants in attendance will receive a goody bag.  In addition, every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing to win prizes. Lunch will be provided by the City of Vidalia while supplies last.


Participants 16 & older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license. If you would like to purchase a fishing license you can do so online at Don’t forget to bring your own gear, bait and tackle, and an ice chest to keep your fish.


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.


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 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.


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