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Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park in Swannanoa

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Charles D. Owen Park

875 Warren Wilson Road

Swannanoa, NC 28778

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On Saturday, April 29th, Buncombe County Recreation Services, in partnership with NC Wildlife Resource Commission, will host a Kids Fishing Derby at Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa. The fishing tournament is open to all children up through age 15. No fishing license is required for children under 16 years of age.

Check in registration begins at 8:00 and the tournament starts promptly at 8:30am and will conlcude at 11:30am. Registration will also be available the day of the event. The cost for the event is $5.00 per child.

Registration includes snacks, hot dog lunch and prizes for those who place within event categories. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish, smallest fish and the most fish caught.

Fishing Poles will be available from the NC Wildlife Commission on a first come first served basis. Recreation Services will supply a bucket and bait for each competitor's catch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing supplies. This is a "Catch and Release" event. After the fish has been measured, it will be released back into the ponds.

For more inforation you may contact Lynn Pegg at (828) 250-6707 or email at lynn.pegg@buncombecounty.org.


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