Black­wa­ter NWR plans youth fish­ing event

Dorchester Star - - Re­gional -

CAM­BRIDGE — In part­ner­ship with the Friends of Black­wa­ter and the Mary­land Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, Black­wa­ter Na­tional Wildlife Refuge will hold its 14th an­nual Youth Fish­ing Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day, June 4.

This fam­ily-friendly event will be held at Hog Range Pond on refuge prop­erty lo­cated off state Route 335. Chil­dren 15 and un­der can reg­is­ter for the event by call­ing 410-228-2677, or be­gin­ning at 8:30 a.m. on June 4 at the pond. Bait and fish­ing equip­ment will be pro­vided, or par­tic­i­pants can bring their own. The num­ber of loaner fish­ing rods is lim­ited. Ex­pe­ri­enced adults will be avail­able to as­sist the young fish­er­men.

This is a non­com­pet­i­tive, catch-and-re­lease event, meant to in­tro­duce chil­dren to the fun of fish­ing. Each reg­is­tered youth will re­ceive a free T-shirt and a lunch ticket. The first 100 peo­ple reg­is­tered will re­ceive a spe­cial gift. No pets are al­lowed at this event.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call 410-2282677.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

An­gel and Libby Daven­port each caught a fish dur­ing the 2015 Black­wa­ter Na­tional Wildlife Refuge Youth Fish­ing Derby in Church Creek.

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