Blackwater NWR plans youth fishing event

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

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 410-228-2677.

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